A. See the Downloads page
A. The installer writes to the registry, and must be run as an administrator.
A. Yes- no problems. Many of us here have parallel imported Garmin GPS units and have used them for years with no dramas.
A. No - the maps are specifically developed for the Garmin platform. Though if you have a device such as a phone that can run Garmin XT you are in luck!
A. Yes - generally if your GPS does mapping the maps will work. Check the compatability list for detailed information and any limitations that may apply.
A. If you have a PocketPC platform device you can use Garmin Que or similar products like Navitel Navigator, PTGMap etc. Note that to use these products requires a bit of work, http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.p ... er_devices is your best source of information
Q. What about my Phone?
A. If your phone can run Garmin XT - yes!
A. It comes with some models of GPS, or read instruction from kiwitonita here on how to download it.
Q. I've installed the maps and now MapSource is giving me problems... crashing, can't search etc?
A. See http://nzopengps.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10:loading-using-mapsource&catid=7:how-to-documents&Itemid=9 for step by step instructions and screenshots
Nuvi / Zumo / Garmin XT Specific Questions
A. Street searching on Nuvi and Zumo models now works, thanks to Stan from cgpsmapper.com When searching, don't use the 'Spell city' option, but rather search all cities. You must use the Nuvi specific mapset for street searching to work.
A.There are a couple of methods that can be used:
Method 1 - direct gmapsupp
Download the latest gmapsupp.zip file from http://www.nzopengps.org/public/Direct_gmapsupp/ onto your computer
Unzip and extract - it contains a file called gmapsupp.img - save this to a handy location (desktop is fine)
Connect your GPS with a USB cable - once the driver have installed etc you should be able to use Windows Explorer to see the device.
Variation 1 - copy the gmapsupp.img file to a folder named /Garmin on the Nuvi - this is typically older Nuvi devices
Variation 2 - create a new directory called /Map on the Nuvi if it doesn't exist, and copy the gmapsupp.img into here - this is typically where it goes for newer Nuvis
Jump to step 7 below in the loading from Mapsource section
Method 2 - Loading from Mapsource:
- Download the latest ********_FREE_OpenGPS_NZ_Maps_Setup.exe from http://www.nzopengps.org/public/Latest Global Indexing Mapsets/ . The ******** at the front is the date in year month day format.
- Install the maps, click .exe file. Maps will be installed to C:\Program Files\NZ Open Autorouting GPS Project.
- Open Mapsource and select Free Open GPS NZ Autorouting map. If you dont have Mapsource Read this.
- Using the Yellow Polygon Map tool, Select all New Zealand map tiles (9 total, 8 regional = 1 POI map).
- Click send to device, then find device. Choose your Nuvi or SD card from the drop down list. Click Send. It is recommended that you use a fresh SD card - they are cheap enough!
- Maps will be installed in the Garmin folder (gmapsupp.img) in either your Nuvi or SD card depending on your choice above
- On your Nuvi make sure maps are selected. Tools, Settings, Map, Map Info. There should be 2 listing of Free Open GPS NZ Autorouting, the POI map and the Street map. Make sure these are both selected.
- Maps will only be visible if you have a satellite visible and are in New Zealand. If you are not in New Zealand zoom out and drag map to New Zealand and zoom in.
A.You can have multiple maps - you can load a gmapsupp.img into the internal memory and another onto the SD card, and if you need more, a little renaming will help, though as always backup the map files off the GPS first!
1. gmapbmap.img - basemap
2. gmapprom.img - preinstalled map (if any) or additional map if you replace this map
3. gmapprom1.img - additional map
4. gmapsupp.img - additional map
5. gmapoem.img - additional map but this map cannot be deselected
6. gmapsupp.img - additional map
Q.My Zumo / Nuvi asks for a country when address searching and does not accept New Zealand. It shows the country as 114?
A. You have the incorrect Mapset installed. Uninstall the maps, and download the latest Nuvi specific mapset from http://www.nzopengps.org/public/Latest% ... 20Mapsets/
A. Firstly - check you are using the correct version of the maps - if you are using a Nuvi / Zumo, you must use the Nuvi version. Secondly, you don't need to enter in a city - because of the way NZ has expanded, a road or a street can span several suburbs. Gary wrote a good explanation recently: "Some roads ( I don't know, but suspect that Gt Sth is an example ) are really bad, since there are multiple matches. That can date back to when there were lots of smaller towns - each would re-start the numbering - but the town was so small that everyone knew where it was. Now, they are all merged together into a big city - but the numbering hasn't been updated"
A. Generally no - so far there have been only a few GPS map formats that have 3rd party tools available for development. Magellan is a possibility but not of interest currently. If you have a Tomtom device you may be interested in Zenbu 4 Tomtom
Q. Can the map data from this project be used in GIS applications or can I get ESRI shapefiles of the data?
A. Yes - see viewtopic.php?t=348 for more information on extracting the industry standard ESRI shape files from the source data.
Q. How can I help the project?
- Giving bug reports and feedback - see viewforum.php?f=1
- Correcting or adding POI - if you notice a local POI that has a '?' at the start of the description, get an accurate location with your GPS and correct it via Zenbu or add your own local POI to Zenbu - that way they are available for everyone to share and they will be included in the maps.
- Stuff like local parks and reserves - if they are not in the maps, use your GPS to survey the boundary lines or outline of the reserve - post the tracklog or waypoints into the appropriate map feedback section and they will be added to the maps. Likewise for paths and public access ways - record a good tracklog and post.
- Spread the word about the project - plenty of people out there have out of date Garmin maps... we have the best map development community here - the likes of Garmin NZ City Navigator is lucky to get one update a year. Ours is weekly