OSM Cycle Map on my GPS

Sound familiar? Not quite. A year ago I posted about putting an OSM map of putney on my GPS. Six months ago I started doing the whole bike map thing, so now there’s significant amounts of cycle routes in the database – several thousand kilometres’ worth. And today, thanks to some work by Richard Fairhurst, I get to combine the two:

Osm Cycle Map on my GPS

OpenStreetMap seriously kicks ass. I don’t know of anywhere else that you can get cycle-customised garmin maps, for free. Whenever anyone wonders why we bother with OpenStreetMap, HERE’S YOUR ANSWER. I’ll probably start distributing the gmapsupp.img files for anyone who’s interested. Thanks to Richard, Steve Radcliffe, Computerteddy and of course everyone who’s ever contributed cycle data to the project.

Oh, and it’s a serious pain in the ass trying to get good photos of a GPS – you should have seen the hassle I went through to get this looking better than the last one!

8 thoughts on “OSM Cycle Map on my GPS

  1. Barry Thompson

    Where do we download the OSM cycle map files? I would like to transfer it to my Garmin GPS.

    On a separate note, the new Garmin 705s look like they may only take .gsx files, instead of .img files. I don’t know if this stops me from using the OSM.

    Any help greatly appreciated.


  2. Andreas Wolff

    Are these maps routeable? Can I use the autorouting with them?

    Thanks and regards,

  3. Eveline

    Great cycling map!! Same question here…is it possible to get hold of this map? I’m planning to cycle from Newcastle to Bath to Isle of Wight in july and a map with cycling routes for my GPSMAP 60 would be very handy! I found files on http://thunderflames.org/garmin/ but not sure if these are the same. I’m using a Mac and not a programmer so it’s not easy to seeand manipulate the maps on my computer. But discovering all this is exciting!

  4. Pascal Barre

    I’m desperate! I’m hardly looking everywhere for an “idiotproof” tutorial explaining how to install your cyclemap of the french alps in my Garmin Map60Cx. No way to find something easy to understand (specially when not English mother language) I’m a paraglider and I would like to see if your beautiful topo map is suitable for my sport.
    What a pity that such a good tool can be used only by a limited group of specialist in programming. So much work that can’t be used by a majority because too technical to understand.
    Can you help me (us)?

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