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Hallo I have a Garmin 705 for my bike and its lost a map for British Isles. Can the maps here be downloaded onto a micro sd card and are they any good for cycling

asked 13 May '11, 19:09

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edited 13 May '11, 19:16

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The answer is yes. Go to and read carefully. The appropriate file can be downloaded, renamed and loaded onto your micro sd card in a folder called Garmin. Insert in GPSr and away you go. As to whether its any good for cycling - probably only as good as any other map.

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answered 13 May '11, 20:14

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One good option for Garmin maps for the UK is Andy Gates' Munky map.

Just download the file, then unzip it, and copy the gmapsupp.img file to a folder named "Garmin" on the MicroSD card.

These maps are for all of the UK and Ireland, and include contour lines and support routing. These maps have a customised style, which uses standard UK colours for roads etc, plus they highlight some things which are useful for cyclists, eg cycleways and bike shops.

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answered 13 May '11, 21:14

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If you want a UK OSM Map with Cycle paths and routable, then I followed the OSM wiki and created one. So if you want a UK OSM including Cycle Paths - current as of Jan 2013 then download from here

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answered 14 Jan '13, 16:30

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