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I know OpenStreetMap is popular for a lot of web sites.

Do you know of any consumer-ish type desktop or GPS software using OpenStreetMap?

OpenStreetMap’s Growth Accelerates | BeyoBlog
Ken in Regina
It's fairly easy to get versions of OSM maps that will run on pretty much anything Garmin makes. That includes virtually all of their personal navigation devices as well as nRoute, Mobile PC, Mapsource and Basecamp on the PC, and Mobile XT on some PDAs and phones.

Garmin no longer develops or supports any of the PC & PDA software that I listed. Basecamp is their current map management and trip planning software on both Mac and PC and is being very actively developed.

They also have a new app for Apple's iThings that allows you to load maps onto the device rather than needing a network connection to view the maps. I don't know if there is the same ability to load maps onto the Apple app as there has always been with the rest of Garmins stuff.

I'm playing with an app called Maptool Pro on my webOS phone that uses OSM maps.

...ken...
werdnanostaw
My previous post describes some of the options for using OSM maps on iDevices and PCs:

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2380-review-microsoft-streets-trips-p2#post41107

This post explains my way of using nRoute. Follow-up posts explains other ways of doing the same.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/4718-software-maps-liberia-russia#post41914

Andrew Watson
Perigueux, France
Boyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
They also have a new app for Apple's iThings that allows you to load maps onto the device rather than needing a network connection to view the maps. I don't know if there is the same ability to load maps onto the Apple app as there has always been with the rest of Garmins stuff.
No, this is a huge limitation of the iPhone app. You cannot import/export anything including maps. You can't exchange waypoints, routes, tracks, custom POI's. Nothing. The map is installed on the device and can only be updated using the iTunes app store.

It's too bad, because this has the potential to be pretty cool, especially with a large screen device like the iPad. It also doesn't take advantage of the iPad's increased screen resolution and only enlarges the pixels that you would see on the iPhone.

I guess Garmin doesn't want to make the application powerful enough to compete with their own hardware. Here are some of Garmin's FAQ's

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B92cbb300-9ce2-11e0-d01c-000000000000%7D

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B8de09d30-190a-11e0-4875-000000000000%7D

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B0e825290-191e-11e0-4875-000000000000%7D

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B1181ce60-9cdd-11e0-d01c-000000000000%7D

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B99b4e6f0-9cdd-11e0-d01c-000000000000%7D


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