Free Philippines GPS maps for Garmin users. shameless plug

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim' started by Jan, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Jan

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    Hi all,
    Just to let you know that there are Garmin compatible routeable maps available for the Philippines, and yes they are free.

    Download here http://www.freewebs.com/phroadguide/

    A number of contributors have given track data/help/encouragement etc. to get this project off the ground and any members from this site who have Philippine tracks or data kicking around on their hard drive may wish to contribute also. Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers,
    Jan

    Ps did i say it's free?
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  2. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much for providing this. I used your first version on my last trip there and it worked great so I know this one will. I will save my tracks on my next trip and get them to you. I have some from the last trip but it was only around metro manila so it wouldnt be much help.
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  3. NSFW

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    Maybe next time I visit the Philippines I can use this.

    Thanks.
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  4. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Been here awhile

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    Jan,
    On your website link there are two links to maps. I have downloaded the complete one and used it on my last trip. I tried to download the new beta Luzon one from the link last night and the page would never open. Is this the same data that is in the complete version or is it an updated Luzon map? I am heading back in September and will use this wonderful map again. Thanks very much for all your work in getting this out. I can send tracks of my last trip and this one but I didn't get outside of the metro area any so there isnt much data. Thanks again.
    Bill
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  5. Jan

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    new version available at freewebs.com/phroadguide

    cheers,

    jan
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  6. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Been here awhile

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    Thanks very much Jan, that is a great tool you provide!
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  7. binrocha

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    hi'
    is this mac compatible?
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  8. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    There is now a map loader and conversion app available for download from Garmin. This should let you download most garmin map images to a GPS from a Mac, but you won't be able to view and work with routes or tracks using the map on a Mac - you still have to run Windows on the Mac via Bootcamp, VMware or Parallels. i'm using VMWare with Windows XP and it works like a champ with Mapsource.
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  9. Jan

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    Hi all,

    I just released the latest version of the map, which is now compatible with streetsearch on the latest models.

    It's just the beta version, because i don't have enough time to make the full cuts on the map, heading back on board on saturday.

    Tested on Nuvi and works fine.

    With apologies to those contributors who wont find their contributions in the map, but there just wasn't enough time....

    map can be found at http://freewebs.com/phroadguide

    history changes can be found in c:\jklinc\history.txt

    cheers and enjoy,

    Jan.
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  10. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Been here awhile

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    Thanks very much Jan!
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  11. PIklr

    PIklr Adventure Guide

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    Jan, I will be back in april, will you be back?
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  12. Jan

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    should be back in june/july
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  13. Wild_Man

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    hi
    you shud have gone riding with us in dumaguete to boracay
    PIklr and I
    you missed a lot
    especially the flood

    too bad im using magellan gps
    will get a garmin gps so i wont get lost riding around the philippines sir lol
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  14. PIklr

    PIklr Adventure Guide

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    Hey wild man, I would be happy to donate a Garmin E trex Vista CX for your palawan ride, would love to have you track the route for us , all you need to do it turn it on, and throw it in your pack, , then I will down load the info when you get back???? :norton
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  15. PIklr

    PIklr Adventure Guide

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    what a name, Fustercluck!

    When you going to come ride with us???
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  16. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Been here awhile

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    Sorry for the late reply, I just got back from a 3 week trip there. I hope to have a bike there soon where I can join some rides on my next trip.
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  17. ray1954

    ray1954 n00b

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    Hi i have a Garmin 760Nuvi i have downloaded Philippines map onto it but i cant get it to open, can anyone help . Ray
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  18. Ridesolo

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    Jan,

    Downloaded the newer version. I've noticed updates on tracks from dipolog to iligan and difference in graphics. I recently got a streetpilot with mapsource, hopefully I will be able to contribute track data on my next run when I get home.


    Thanks,
    Ridesolo
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  19. Jan

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    Hi all new mapversion avavailable at freewebs.com/phroadguide

    cheers,
    jan
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  20. Jan

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