Monday, March 2, 2009

Convert gmapsupp.img into mapsource

This article is on how to add maps MapSource.

Maps in the MapSource called MapSet. MapSource is software that is given when the purchase GARMIN GPS device. Standard initial mapset is not complete (often called the basemap). Map detail has a file name GMAPSUPP.IMG and located in the memory of GPS device. Map detail is usually found when buying a GPS device package. Of course the detail map can be displayed directly in MapSource or NRoute. There are few steps required to display a map to MapSource detail.

Software needed:
1. Gmaptool.exe
2. cgpsmapper.exe
3. MapsetToolKit.exe

Procedures:
1. Collect gmapsupp.img, cgpsmapper.exe and gmaptool.exe at one directory
2. Go to the DOS Prompt (type "cmd" in the Run box)
3. Move to the directory where gmapsupp.img, cgpsmapper.exe and are gmaptool.exe
4. Type "gmaptool-S gmapsupp.img" in the command prompt (the letter "S" capitalized)
5. Type "cgpsmapper mapset00.mp" in the command prompt to generate the preview map.
6. Exit from the DOS prompt.
7. Run MapsetToolKit from Windows Explorer
8. Select "INSTALL A MAPSET Existing"
9. Create a name registry, for example "NewMap"
10. Select a TDB file (select mapset00.tdb)
11. Select Overview Map (select mapset00.img)
12. Select Maps Directory (select the folder containing the map)
13. Select Typ file (if any, optional only)
14. Click "Install"
15. Open MapSource and mapset search for a recently installed.
16. When MapSource hangs, uninstall Mapset already installed using MapsetToolKit.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you

para 5.
cgpsmapper mapset00.mp- its 00 not oo

December 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this method, it doesn´t work at all for me.

July 4, 2011 at 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does not seem to work on W7

January 10, 2012 at 4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't work, stupid chin

February 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think everyone is getting stuck at the command prompt part you should make it clearer the command to type is:

"gmaptool -S gmapsupp.img"

of course without the quotes. There is a space between gmaptool and the dash S

February 27, 2012 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It works. But this one is better: http://freegeographytools.com/2008/breaking-up-a-garmin-gmapsuppimg-map-file-into-separate-map-tiles

April 27, 2012 at 3:38 AM  

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