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Old 07-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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GPS opensource maps

Good morning,
I have back in France an old GPS unit which is a Garmin nuvi 765T.
I chose this unit (bought second hand) because although it is not a proper moto GPS, it has the features I was looking for:
- headphone plug
- external memory (SD card)
- USB connection
- possibility to uplaod waypoints and therefore to build a very precise route on the computer and then export it to the GPS.

I usually do not use it just to go from point A to point B but to make sure to go through the best curvy roads, Or that I do not get totally lost if I decide to take that little sweet looking road on the left...

Well, as I said, I had this GPS in France, used it a lot in Europe as it has a European map in it. I've always been very happy with it and therefore checked on Garmin web site to get the garmin map for Australia.
I almost died from a heart attack looking at the 190 AUD tag on it... Not an option for me.


I've heard that there are a few open source GPS map that one can upload for free on one's unit.
Anybody tried that option?
Any recommendation as far as OZ is concerned?

Open source world works both ways: you get something free but you are expected to collaborate... No issue with that for me, and I would be happy to contribute to the evolution of the map...

Thanks for insights,
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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shonky maps is a good freebie for the garmins. usually not quite as detailed as the garmin topo maps though and you can't auto route with them.

dick smith stores here in aust are selling the garmin topo maps v.3 for only $50 instead of $200 as the new version 4 is out. good value if you can buy internationally or are arriving here soon.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks B1,
When you say that you cannot auto route, that means that the GPS can tells you where you are on the map but not where to go?

Thanks for the dicksmith link, that seems a very reasonable price! I'm currently in Melbourne, it's my GPS which is still in France... I'm just not sure about buying the map without being able to install it directly, but I'll go and chat with dick smith people...
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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de rien mon brave. the auto routing is when you are plotting routes on your computer... you can just click on various points and the mapping software fills in the gaps. works fine for public roads as long as you put enough points in. i only ever use direct routing so the gps isn't deciding which way to go .
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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All right, then the shonky option sounds great to me!
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:57 AM   #6
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I use Shonky in my Map60CSx, along with street maps from

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

Suits my needs, and all at the right price. I also have Oztopo on a different card, which I no longer use.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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Thanks Myway, I saw NZ in the list but not Australia, is it because of my lack of knowledge in German?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:39 PM   #9
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Check out http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:40 PM   #10
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Thanks Myway, I saw NZ in the list but not Australia, is it because of my lack of knowledge in German?
No, it is not mentioned.
It is mostly europe, new zealand because of his own vacation i think.
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