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Hi All,

 

Just wondering if anyone can help me out. I would like to know if there are any free downloadable GPS maps available for SA. If so, where could I find them.

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Hi All,

 

Just wondering if anyone can help me out. I would like to know if there are any free downloadable GPS maps available for SA. If so, where could I find them.

 

I just received this from my openstreetmap list

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Hi Guys,

Using mkgmap I've created an OSM routable map... Seems to work for me.

http://www.firefishy.com/za-gmapsupp-18022009.img.bz2

Install instructions available here:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map...ss_Storage_Mode

 

Map can be viewed without a Garmin GPS using:

GPSMapEdit (windows): http://www.geopainting.com/en/

QLandkarte (linux/unix) http://www.qlandkarte.org/

Garmin MapSource... later, requires registry hacking. ~~~~~

Hope this is usefull.

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You can also browse around this site - although it it aimed at the Garmin Quest - there is a downloadable free routable world base map - not sure of it's effectiveness.

 

I had it loaded for a while - but it was not great - even in places where I did not have coverage (like Cairo).

 

I prefered the Garmin non-routable basemap. My call - go with the original - it's far better and will cause you less heartache (even if it comes at a price).

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