Zumo 395 OSM Help

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Martygarrison, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Martygarrison

    Martygarrison Adventurer

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    Folks I just bought my first GPS of any kind. Have always used TomTom go on my Galaxy. However the phone is pretty hard to read while driving so I sprung for the Zumo.

    Here is my problem. I am riding from London to Vladivostok next summer and Garmin does not sell a Russia map. So I downloaded a Russia Img file which is supposed to work with the Zumo but have no idea how to get the thing from my computer to the GPS. Copy it to the micro SD using an adapter for the usb port? Download directly from the computer to the Zumo somehow?

    I also downloaded another full Russia map but it turned out to be a directory of separate img files that look like they need to be merged?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    I'm no expert, I have a 590 rather than a 395, and it's been months since the one time I tried OSM maps, but since you've gotten no response at all, I'll suggest a couple things you might look at.

    As a part of installing Garmin Express, there is a utility installed called MapInstall, which can transfer maps from a PC to a Zumo. It's under the Garmin program group on my Window's Start menu.

    I found my OSM files at http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/, which puts the requested areas into an executable installation file for downloading. Run the file, the map will show up in Basecamp. Under BC's "Maps" menu, there are options to install or manage maps, which (I think) invoke the MapInstall utility for transfer to your Zumo. After transfer, use the Zumo Settings menu to select the desired map.

    I've no idea if any of this is available for MAC, or if it applies to the 395, but it's all I know. Garmin documentation sucks.

    Good luck.
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  3. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    Some people like to just load their img file to the sd card, but some devices can only read on img file (I dont know the case with yours.) my preference is to load the map into basecamp, then use 'mapinstaller' to load the maps to the GPS. The benefit is you have the maps in basecamp for planning routes, and you can pick and choose the map sections you load to the GPS.

    The actual way to do all that depends on if you are on a Mac or Windows.
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  4. Martygarrison

    Martygarrison Adventurer

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    Thanks folks I will try these options!
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