Tour & Trail Garmin Custom Maps 2014 - CD
Discovery Walking Guides (DWG) are publishing all of their Tour & Trail Maps as Garmin Custom Map (GCM) editions for 2014. For each destination the GCM edition is of the Tour & Trail Map current at 1 January 2014. Each of the 11 Tour & Trail Map destinations has a seperate folder on the CD containing the Google Custom Map(s) plus folder(s) of the gpx waypoint files for the Walk! book(s) for that destination. Individual Tour & Trail Garmin Custom Maps are available to buy and download at the Discovery Walking Guides website.
Garmin Custom Maps and Garmin gps units
Modern Garmin mapping gps units have the facility to add maps using a microSD card, and on some models a second memory. Originally limited to one kmz file format tile of 1,024 pixels by 1,024 pixels this Garmin Custom Map (GCM) capacity has been extended to 100 tiles across the current range of Garmin mapping gps units; on the Oregon 600 series this has been increased even further. GCM 100 tile capacity now means that DWG can produce GCM versions of our Tour & Trail map series either as a one piece GCM, even if the original printed Tour & Trail Map was on two sheets, or as two GCM kmz map files; on Tenerife our map regions are widely separated resulting in six (6) separate GCM kmz map files. Compatible Garmin gps units include eTrex20/30 and the Oregon series; basically if your Garmin has a colour screen and a microSD card slot then it will probably have Garmin Custom Map capability.
Tour & Trail Maps included on this CD in Garmin Custom Map kmz map file format
Axarquia - Costa del Sol, Alpujarras - Andalucia, Costa Blanca Mountains, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, Madeira, Mallorca, Menorca, Sierra de Aracena, Tenerife Hikers’ Maps. Plus the gpx waypoint files for the Walk! books for these destinations.
Viewing Tour & Trail Garmin Custom Maps in Google Earth
This is simplicity itself if you have Google earth installed on your computer; if not then install Google Earth (recommended). With our CD in your drive simply locate the GMC you want to view and then double click on the file name, Google Earth will open displaying the GCM as a transparent overlay on the region covered by the Tour & Trail Map.
Garmin Basecamp - free download from Garmin and recommended
We recommend that you download and install Garmin Basecamp, available as free download from the Garmin website. Once installed you can bring in the Tour & Trail GCMs into ?My Collection’ then selecting the GCM you want it will be displayed as a solid map over the Garmin base map - usually Global Map for Tour & Trail regions.
Loading Tour & Trail GCMs into your Garmin mapping gps
The easiest way to do this for most Garmin gps units is to copy the Tour & Trail GSM onto a microSD card, then install this into your Garmin; then follow the Garmin manual to show the GCM as the base map on your gps display. On some Garmin gps units you might find that you can load the Tour & Trail GCM into your gps’ second memory; only applies to some gps units. One important limitation on using GCMs in your Garmin is that only one GCM kmz map file is allowed in the memory/microSD card at any one time. If you load two or more GCMs then your gps is likely to ignore both, or all, of them! The answer to this is to have one GCM on one microSD card. Our 100 tiles, or less, Tour & Trail GCMs are relatively small - typically 5-20MB - so you can use the smallest memory (and cost) microSD cards with one GCM on each card; the cards are so tiny it can be a problem trying to label the cards so best to keep them in labelled plastic wallets. An alternative is to load a GCM onto a card for use in your gps and after your day’s adventure then blank the card again ready for the next GCM to be loaded.
Detailed Contents of the CD
Axarquia - Costa del Sol folder containing GCM axarquia2014dig.kmz map file of 17MB, plus folder Walk the Axarquia gpx waypoint files. The two sections of the printed Axarquia Tour & Trail Map are combined into a single GCM. Thanks to updating during field testing the GCM contains additional trails compared to the printed edition.
Alpujarras - Andalucia folder containing GCM alpuj12tt20mc4.kmz map file of 17Mb, plus folder Walk the Alpujarras 2012 gpx files.
Costa Blanca Mountains folder containing GCM CostaBTT4013B4.kmz map file of 19Mb; the two sections of the printed Costa Blanca Mountains Tour & Trail Map are combined into a single GCM, plus folder Costa Blanca Mountains gpx waypoints.
La Gomera folder containing GCM lagomtt13dig4kmz map file of 10MB, plus folder La Gomera 2013 waypoints gpx files.
La Palma folder containing GCM lapalmaTT4013no4.kmz map file of 14Mb; the two sections of the printed La Palma Tour & Trail Map are combined into a single GCM, plus folder La Palma gpx waypoints.
Lanzarote folder containing GCM lanztt2012tot4.kmz map file of 17Mb; a one piece GCM combining the two sections of the printed Lanzarote Tour & Trail map, plus another GCM gracioza47.kmz for the island of Graciosa, plus a folder Lanzarote gpx waypoints.
Madeira folder containing two GCMs madeiratt4012e4.kmz of 13Mb and madeiratt4012w4.kmz of 9Mb; the eastern GCM has the Sao Lorenco peninsula added to the mainland rather than separate as on the printed map - note only one GCM kmz file can be on your gps at any one time. The GCM maps include some updating which has taken place since the printed edition was published. There are two folders of waypopints; Walk Madeira gpx waypoints, Shirley Whitehead’s Madeira Walks gpx waypoints.
Mallorca folder has two sub-folders depending which Walk! books you are using.
Walk Mallorca 2014 refers to the new Walk Mallorca Tour & Trail Map published 8 January 2014 which is compatible with the new Walk! Mallorca guide book also published on 8 January 2014. There are two GCMs, WalkMallTTE.kmz map file of 16MB and WalkMallTTW.kmz map file of 15MB, plus a folder Walk Mallorca gpx waypoints.
Mallorca 2013 is for users with our Walk! Mallorca West, Walk! Mallorca North & Mountains and GR221 Mallorca’s Dry Stone Way guide books. The topographical map is the latest from Walk Mallorca Tour & Trail Map but with the walking routes and their numbers from the West, North & Mountains, and GR221 guide books. There are two GCMs, MallWNMGRTTE.kmz map file of 17Mb and MallWNMGRTTW.kmz map file of 16Mb, plus three waypoint folders Walk Mallorca West gpx waypoints, Walk Mallorca North & Mountains gpx waypoints, and GR221 gpx waypoints.
Menorca folder containing GCM Menorca40134.kmz map file of 12Mb; a one piece GCM combining the two sections of the printed Menorca Tour & Trail Map, plus a folder Walk Menorca 2013 gpx waypoints.
Sierra de Aracena folder containing GCM aracena07tt4.kmz map file of 7.5Mb, plus folder Walk Aracena gpx waypoints.
Tenerife Hikers’ Maps folder containing six (6) GCMs map files, anaga2013adj.kmz 4Mb, CanadasAdeje2013.kmz 4.5Mb, ElPortillo2013.kmz 0.5Mb, TenSouth2013.kmz 0.8Mb, TenWest2013.kmz 2Mb and VdOrotava2013.kmz 1.4Mb; note only one GCM kmz file can be in your gps at any one time. Folder of Walk Tenerife gpx waypoints.
Alpujarras - Axarquia - Costa Blanca - La Gomera - La Palma - Lanzarote - Madeira - Menorca - Sierra de Aracena - Teneriffa - Digitale Wanderkarten auf CD (für Garmin und Google Earth) Discovery Walking Guides Ltd
Tour & Trail Garmin Custom Maps 2014 - CD
EAN / ISBN: 9781904946991
Preis: EUR 49.90