Garmin maps

This post unifies all Garmin maps and information about these, any change/update on these or info will be updated here and linked from the various posts that have references to Garmin maps.

Available maps

These are the only ones maps that I’ve got, I haven’t got a collection of all world maps. So if you need another, can check the links below but rather can google a bit.

Garmin wants to completely change their devices and their files, especially, a new system -for devices after 2014- for which are only allowed downloaded maps with digital signature from Garmin’s servers.

Depending on the model just have to add a file or flash a modified firmware:

Iberia NTU 2016.20 UNLOCKED
Pass: obiwan2208
PLS, report broken links. How to download?
Europe NTU 2016.20 UNLOCKED
Pass: obiwan2208
PLS, report broken links. How to download?

As I offered for first time NTU maps some older devices may have problems with address search.

Other maps?

  • Proyecto Mapear :
    They have maps of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, marine charts, routes, tracks, etc. Is required login…but if you need it worthwhile.
  • OSM maps in Garmin format:
    Maps anywhere in the world, frequently updated. You can download provinces, countries, continents. Think yourselves that the maps are made by volunteers: will be more precise in populated areas; in setoff will have cycle routes, alternative walkways, with pedestrian focus but routable..
  • GPS Power:
    Available Garmin maps of all countries, routable, topos, marine, cityexplorer, firmwares, modding, speedcams, etc. Is requiered logon and -sometimes- give thanks in posts to show links.
  • Types and map names

    gmapbmap.img Basemap. It’s not is a map properly speaking with roadways and other details, but it’s an overview when is used a wide zoom out. Is preferable not erase because can be needed it to show a long route. Is preferable not erase it because can need to display a long route
    gmapprom.img It’s the map that comes preinstalled on GPS, so this file will no work on SD card.
    gmapsupp.img Additional map that can be loaded on GPS, this one can be found on websites.
    gmapoem.img Active map always, can’t uncheck from maps list.
    UNL files Files with unlock codes for the maps.

    There is ability to add more maps, but usually I don’t use many maps at same time so I did not ventured beyond. The maps names to being considered are: gmapsup2.img, gmapsup3.img, gmapprom1.img, etc, and is usually important if are present on device or SD card. If you’re interested send me an email (its on my profile) and I’ll pass you the links.

    Security on maps

    Garmin has a system based in the linkage of a map with each GPS device, so a map couldn’t be used on other(s) GPS without checkout. The unlock code allow activate a map for a particular GPS device. It’s composed of 25 digits and is taken as reference the GPS ID (10 digits) and the ID of map.

    There’re tow ways to use the locked Garmin maps on a GPS:

    • Unlock codes
    • Unlocking maps

    Unlock codes

    The unlock codes are based on a map requires a different code depending of device to prevent indiscriminate copying of maps.

    Must fill the ID of device, select the product and map, may be possible specify a MapID specific, JetMouse returns a 25-digit code you have to copy to a UNL file (not UNL.TXT) as is, with the name what you want to unlock if is GPS program itself (like Garmin XT) would be SW.UNL and for a GMAPSUPP.IMG map would be GMAPSUPP.UNL.

    The code serve for that particular device so if is changed no longer works, if the map is transferred to other GPS or card is useless.

    Unlock maps

    FastIMG unlocker
    It’s a single executable. When run it will ask where’s the map, once selected reads it integer and when is done leave you the map unlocked. If you’re a butterfingers or technology is not for you this is your program.

    Protected Garmin File Toolkit (PGFT)
    t is a single executable with two versions depending your machine (32-64 bits). This program serves to remove protections of Garmin files. And it requires some knowledge of Garmin’s world and apply the program on correct files.

    • GPI files. POIs list
    • IMG files. Vector maps
    • VPM files. Voices
    • MapSource. Maps installed on PC

    The part that concerns us now is the second tab.

    1. Click on Load file buttom below and select the map IMG.
    2. Will give us info about the map, but before to do anything we ensure that in log not display This IMG file is not locked! because tell us is already unlocked.
    3. We have two options, unlock directly or create a unlocked copy of map if wants keep the original. To unlock directly click on Unlock file… and to create a unlocked copy click on Create a copy of file…
    4. And it’s done!.

      FastIMG + PGFT
      Pass: obiwan2208
      PLS, report broken links. How to download?

Un pensamiento en “Garmin maps

  1. Obiwan2208 Autor de la entrada

    All links are updated!

    I chose by getting rid of all obsolete versions, leaving only the most recent; compiled, uploaded, the same as JDCs and posted links, pheww.


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