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#1 2017-10-03 13:36:19

macok
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Registered: 2017-10-03
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garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

I'd like to use opentopomap on my garmin device for my mountain trips.
The thing is, the quality of the maps on opentopomap.org is very good, but when I download the map from http://garmin.opentopomap.org, the map is very very basic, lacking even contour lines.

Let's take the Matterhorn for example. Here's what it looks like on opentopomap.org:
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And what it looks like downloaded from garmin.opentopomap.org, opened in Basecamp application:
image.png

My 2 questions:
1. How to get contour lines on garmin map? On garmin.opentopomap.org it says "Contour lines as optional layer", but I don't know how to enable it.

2. Is it possible to get better quality for garmin (similar to the real opentopomap)?
I know that it has to fit limited devices memory, but for my trips I prefer to have small area in good quality, than big area in bad quality.
The maps for garmin are so simple it doesn't even make sense to buy device with color screen...

Thanks for your help!

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#2 2017-11-13 16:33:37

geoffmozz
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Registered: 2016-10-03
Posts: 7

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

Hear hear.  I have the identical experience. 

....but what's the answer to reproducing the online maps in Basecamp?

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#3 2017-11-13 22:11:06

SK53
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Registered: 2009-01-11
Posts: 465

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

I presume that each country package comes with 2 garmin maps:

* the main OSM-based map
* a transparent contour map

AFAIK Basecamp & Mapsource only show one map at a time.

If you load both maps on your Garmin the contours should be visible because it is an overlay over the basemap.

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#4 2018-01-09 10:13:27

Torben T
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Registered: 2018-01-09
Posts: 2

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

Hi guys,

did you manage to load the layer with contour lines?

I'm having the exact same issue

Br Torben

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#5 2018-01-09 18:41:49

opasto
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Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 160

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

to have maps with contourlines for Basecamp, I combine the map with the contourlines with gmaptool

Last edited by opasto (2018-01-09 18:42:32)

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#6 2018-01-09 19:05:37

Torben T
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Registered: 2018-01-09
Posts: 2

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

Ok,

thanx Opasto - can you elaborate a bit? I downloaded the Norway map here:
http://garmin.opentopomap.org/#download

But how do I get the map with the contourlines? Or am I missing something here?

Br Torben

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#7 2019-09-02 11:05:24

arulad
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Registered: 2019-09-02
Posts: 1

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

I did download contour lines + opentopomap turkey. they both shown on basecamp separately.
1- how to see two maps together?
2- I tried gmapstool to combine OpenTopoMap & contours turkey but failed !

edip

Last edited by arulad (2019-09-03 12:21:35)

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#8 2019-09-15 10:39:45

SpitRider
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Registered: 2019-06-12
Posts: 5

Re: garmin.opentopomap.org - Contour lines on the map?

arulad wrote:

I did download contour lines + opentopomap turkey. they both shown on basecamp separately.
1- how to see two maps together?
2- I tried gmapstool to combine OpenTopoMap & contours turkey but failed !

edip

You don't need to combine them, the contour layer is transparent and has higher vertical priority than plain map layer, so just put both maps on the device and enable them.

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