Maps

Delivery Method


Garmin maps are available in a variety of formats. They may be purchased on DVD/CD ROM, on a pre-programmed µSD card, or downloaded directly from the Garmin website. Many excellent non Garmin maps are also available online from multiple sources.

   



Map Types


BaseCamp currently supports the following map formats:



Map Names


These are the default map names used by Garmin GPSr. Do not use these file names when saving your maps.




Map Install [USB]


Not all maps require installation to a host computer to be available in BaseCamp. Maps in the following formats can be copied directly to a GPSr, µSD card, USB Drive (Virtual GPSr) or other removable media as shown:




Map Install [PC]


Locate a Garmin compatible map you wish to use with BaseCamp and download the Windows version to your computer.

Install Map to PC

Send Map to GPSr with BaseCamp




Map Install [MAC]


Locate a Garmin compatible map you wish to use with BaseCamp and download the Mac version to your computer.

Install Map to Mac

Send Map to GPSr with MapInstall



Unlocking Maps






Garmin Custom Maps


Do you have a paper map you want to use with your Garmin GPSr? Perhaps you have downloaded a local or state park map in PDF format and wish you could somehow get it into your Garmin GPSr? Convert
ing paper or digital maps into custom maps you can use with your Garmin GPSr has never been easier!

Garmin Custom Maps Tutorial



Garmin BirdsEye Maps


Annual subscription based service providing unlimited access to Garmin satellite imagery and/or detailed USGS/NRC topographic raster maps for use with your Garmin GPSr and BaseCamp.

BirdsEye Satellite

BirdsEye TOPO

BirdsEye Select

Garmin BirdsEye Tutorial



Maps 4 Garmin GPS


Not all maps are created equal, and no one map should be considered inferior or superior to another map based solely on price. In fact, some of the most useful maps you are likely to use with your Garmin GPSr are freely available from numerous map hosting websites. When you find a free map you like, consider making a donation to the map author to motivate them to continue the development of their maps for your benefit and enjoyment!

Here are some great places to start looking: