Convert Garmin "img" map file to Mapsource "gdb" format

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Convert Garmin "img" map file to Mapsource "gdb" format

Postby kkooi68 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:05 pm

I am struggling to convert the img to mapsource farmat (gdb),need some help !


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Re: img format to mapsource format (gdb)

Postby moeyhc » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:43 pm

First you need cGPSmapper.exe to work with Gmaptool.exe..... you can't convert to gdb from img.. you can only convert routable map files (gmapsupp.img, gmapprom.img...etc) to display in Mapsource... here is how to do it:-

- Open Gmaptool
- In File click Add Files and import your *.img
- Goto Options and set the Directory where cGPSmappers.exe is located in your PC.
- Goto Spilt > Directory
- Select the Output directory your Output map will reside
- In the Create drop down menu select 'files for Mapsource'
- Tick and select 'Compile preview map'
- Enter a name for your Mapset in 'Mapset name'
- Click 'Split All'
- Goto the Output folder to find and run Install.bat - follow online instructions to enter Win registry for your new map.
- Check your Mapsource - if you have done everything correctly you'll see your new map.

Note:- download the latest version of the cGPSmappers.exe and Gmaptool.exe before starting to ensure compatibility. For Windows 7 users be sure to use the (x86) Install batch file.

Hope this helps.... I've not done this for quite some time now... a thousand apologies if there are errors... :prayer: ... Cheers!
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Re: Convert Garmin "img" map file to Mapsource "gdb" format

Postby eMeRiTuS » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:47 pm

TQ..!! \:D/

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Re: Convert Garmin "img" map file to Mapsource "gdb" format

Postby lpin9365 » Thu Nov 03, 2022 6:33 am

I followed the steps to generate an image, but it seems that something is missing.
I started from an (address) searchable map. I took its image and generated a Mapsource project. Then I selected a country and generated a sub-image. With this sub-map loaded my Garmin is not able make an address search and it should be.

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