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File Names For Maps

#1 Post by 168 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:21 pm

Bro tympg once compiled a "valid img file name" used in Garmin. Useful in undertanding the device indeed.
Valid IMG Types.zip
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For the benefit of newbies,I would like to compile a less advance list, concentrating on what and how many image file names allowed in each device to add maps.
Appreciate any feedback in the following format, pls exclude all necessary system files like gmapbmap which is not available to newbies

Garmin series/Model/Software version

================== (A)Internal Memory..... (B)External Memory
1) gmapsupp.img ------------------Y/N---------------------- Y/N
2) gmapsup2.img
3) gmapprom.img
4) gmapprom1.img
5) gmapoem.img
6) ...
Any Remarks
*Note:For(5) gmapoem.img can not be selected/unselected under Map Info if used


e.g.
Nuvi/610/
1,3,4,5(A) Y
1(B) Y
others all N

GarminMobile PC/ 5.00.60
1A,2A,3A Y
4A,5A N
all (B)s NA

60csx (by deepseeker)
1(A),N
1(B),Y
all others N


Garmin Mobile XT
1A,2A,5A Y


Hope this exercise is useful.
Thanks
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Re: Which are the img file names available for user detail map

#2 Post by deepseeker » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:31 pm

I have 60csx and as far as I know number 1 is (A) no (B) yes - all others no.

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Re: Which are the img file names available for user detail map

#3 Post by 168 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:31 pm

Thanks Bro deepseeker !

After 1 month and > 200 views, finally someone responded :cry:

Is it not useful to gather these information for newbies ?,
or is my request difficult to understand/reply ? :(

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Re: Which are the img file names available for user detail map

#4 Post by SilverBeauty » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:43 pm

Bro 168, this information you are seeking is available in older post of MSM thread. You just have to do a "search" for it.
For the benefit of you and others, I have summarize them below :

gmapsupp.img is supplemental mapset ( 1 can reside on Nuvi main memory /garmin and 1 on SD card /garmin )
gmapbmap.img is the World basemap ( if loaded ).
gmapoem.img, OEM POI data ?? Hard coded, cannot be used by user
gmapprom is the Primary mapset that's bundled with the Nuvi, usually the US or Europe map. Resides in PROM1 of Nuvi
( take note that not all Nuvis come with bundled maps )
gmapprom1.img is the Secondary mapset that's bundled with the Nuvi ( usually found on units that have both USA and Eurpoe maps preloaded ) Resides in PROM2 of Nuvi



For people who want multiple maps, there are simpler ways as renaming maps with different file names as above is not a cup of tea for most "newbie" or non-technical layman.

One way is to dedicate 1 map to 1 SD ( store them in several "labelled" SD cards for respective countries ). SD cards nowadays are cheap. Most of time you are in 1 country but if you need to move beyond a country border, then change SD card is very siimply done without the need for a SD.

A second way is to combine multiple maps with Mapsource to SD card. This will create ONE gmapsupp.img but it consists of 2 or more maps. Take note that combining too many maps can result in "lag" in the Nuvi ...

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Re: Which are the img file names available for user detail map

#5 Post by 168 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:53 pm

Hi Bro SB,
thank you for your detail description on files in Garmin devices, its clear and easily understood.
The purpose of knowing available names for maps is slightly different. Its more for quick practical use.
Newer devices and softwares allow more maps to be stored and used. From the initial rigid gmapoem, gmapprom in equipments, they started to have gmapsupp then gmapsup2 etc.
Some are usable by us, some are not,rather confusing when giving advice.

Just before this thread, I asked for these info, few Sifus told me its not available 'here' but similar info ONLY at 'another place'. One Sifu suggested I table my findings for all's benefit. I felt the same usefulness, hence this thread.

I find renaming files a lot easier than to combine maps using mapsource files etc etc.
and yes I carry extra SDs when abroad, but for testing esp with the various MY maps :mrgreen: , I prefer to use GMXT with rename.

Now at least I know I am the minority to think this way.....

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Re: Type of IMG File Names For Maps

#6 Post by Barebandito » Tue May 05, 2009 9:23 pm

Where can I find "gmapbmap.img" in Garmin folder. I dont understand the following guide =>

10. Copy the gmapbmap.img (a free garmin basemap of the world...not much detail just for show) in the install dir (D:\GarminMobilePC\gmapbmap.img)

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Re: Which are the img file names available for user detail map

#7 Post by Barebandito » Tue May 05, 2009 9:26 pm

SilverBeauty wrote:Bro 168, this information you are seeking is available in older post of MSM thread. You just have to do a "search" for it.
For the benefit of you and others, I have summarize them below :

gmapsupp.img is supplemental mapset ( 1 can reside on Nuvi main memory /garmin and 1 on SD card /garmin )
gmapbmap.img is the World basemap ( if loaded ).
gmapoem.img, OEM POI data ?? Hard coded, cannot be used by user
gmapprom is the Primary mapset that's bundled with the Nuvi, usually the US or Europe map. Resides in PROM1 of Nuvi
( take note that not all Nuvis come with bundled maps )
gmapprom1.img is the Secondary mapset that's bundled with the Nuvi ( usually found on units that have both USA and Eurpoe maps preloaded ) Resides in PROM2 of Nuvi



For people who want multiple maps, there are simpler ways as renaming maps with different file names as above is not a cup of tea for most "newbie" or non-technical layman.

One way is to dedicate 1 map to 1 SD ( store them in several "labelled" SD cards for respective countries ). SD cards nowadays are cheap. Most of time you are in 1 country but if you need to move beyond a country border, then change SD card is very siimply done without the need for a SD.

A second way is to combine multiple maps with Mapsource to SD card. This will create ONE gmapsupp.img but it consists of 2 or more maps. Take note that combining too many maps can result in "lag" in the Nuvi ...
Where can I find "gmapbmap.img" in Garmin folder. I dont understand the following guide =>

10. Copy the gmapbmap.img (a free garmin basemap of the world...not much detail just for show) in the install dir (D:\GarminMobilePC\gmapbmap.img)

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Re: Type of IMG File Names For Maps

#8 Post by SilverBeauty » Tue May 05, 2009 9:29 pm

Barebandito wrote:Where can I find "gmapbmap.img" in Garmin folder. I dont understand the following guide =>

10. Copy the gmapbmap.img (a free garmin basemap of the world...not much detail just for show) in the install dir (D:\GarminMobilePC\gmapbmap.img)
Not all devices have the basemap preloaded. If yours have, it should be in the main memory/garmin directory. if you do not have, try google to find it

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Re: Type of IMG File Names For Maps

#9 Post by newbird » Sun May 10, 2009 2:44 am

Basemap can be download at Garmin.com

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Re: Type of IMG File Names For Maps

#10 Post by bluey » Sat May 16, 2009 12:26 am

Can someone help me to understand more on the different files in my Nuvi770?

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