Hi there, Checking http://extract.bbbike.org/ as an alternative to OSM (where I cannot find any page for downloading a map, even after an extensive search.) On bbbike.org is supposed to be pretty easy to download a map. However, I see some hickups. I don't know if anyone is conversant with this site.

'Format' gives a lot of options, but no gpx o gdp. Which format to choose? You have to create a 'bounding box'. This gives the boundaries of the map to download. It is supposedly adjustable. But whatever I try, it won't change the boundary.

If someone could shed some light, that would be fine. Thanks in advance, Frank f.hoppener@gmail.com

asked 26 Oct '17, 11:32

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Hallo Chuparuedes

  • OSM.org has an export facility, but that does not help you to create maps for a Garmin device (since you ask for Mapsource, I assume you want to place the map on a Garmin device)
  • Did you read the instructions for creating a bounding box on http://extract.bbbike.org/extract.html ? Please provide more details in which step you get stuck.
  • Assuming you want a complete map, GPX is not possible. GPX is only for routes, not for complete maps. There are several maps to choose from for your Garmin device, all under the "Garmin" section of the format menu.
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answered 27 Oct '17, 04:48

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In case you cannot get bbbike.org to work for you, choose one of the alternatives (which are all based on OSM data, like bbbike): https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Download (scroll down to the tables; in the tables you can find a column if a provider has an installer for mapsource available).

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meta: @andy mackey @alagad : before we duplicate the list of alternatives here, I think it is better to just link to the list. ;-)

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If you want a European map? most are just a one click, This is a much easier alternative http://garmin.opentopomap.org/

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Hi Folks, Thanks, I willgive it a go. (It took some time to answer, because I was out.)

Best, Frank

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