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How to download the a image file from openstreetmap?

asked 23 Jun '14, 05:28

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edited 23 Jun '14, 12:23

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It depends on what kind of image file you want...

If you want a png or jpeg, etc you can download it from the site and use the share link at the right side. See also the this link to a previous question for other relevent points.


Instead, if you want .img type map file to load on to a Garmin gps you don't download directly from the link above but from one of the sites that convert the osm data into a Garmin suitable map. See these Garmin osm map download sites

I suggest that the first time you do this that you do a small local area such as the local suburb to acquaint yourself with the process. The BBBike "Select your own region" is good for this.

As a beginner using a Garmin, I found this DC RAINMAKER site to be helpful. The process is similar for most models.

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answered 23 Jun '14, 06:09

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edited 23 Jun '14, 08:02


I do not see any of the things in the tutorials or instructions I chose 'ca' and when I click 'download' (only option) I get that zip file when I unzip it, there is NO image file, just a boatload of folders and files probably going to return this but from instructions seems like it should be straightforward, but is not

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answered 09 Aug '20, 03:17

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thanks for popping in - I got different options this time, was able to enter an email address and now waiting for the map

but no idea what that other download was for, or how to use it

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answered 09 Aug '20, 03:20

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