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Old 07-19-14, 03:54 AM   #26
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No, don't buy the ridewithgps maps!!

Look on dcrainmaker.com for how to get the OSM maps free.

You want current OSM maps and a 8GB microSD card is a one-time $7.

The OSM maps are very good.
Okay! Yeah!, you can DIY! I plan to do the very thing but even so....I'm going to feel obligated to donate at least a tenner to OSM for running the website that gives me the free map. Hopefully by doing so I will help keep the website up and running.
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You can always donate by improving the map for your local area. Assuming there aren't a few OCD editors near you that have completely added everything. I just finished cycling every road in my city and have been using the GPS traces from my rides to update OSM when roads, paths, alleys were missing. I got to do a lot of work in a few new subdivisions that don't appear in the satellite imagery yet.

garmin.openstreetmap.nl is a good place for maps. If one of the predefined areas works for you and you don't need a custom region the download queue is very short. The "Generic Routable (new style)" is better than some of the other maps I've downloaded using the default style.

Typically I just generate my own maps though. I made a few tweaks to the style to make certain things stand out better on my Edge 800. For just my province it takes about 5 minutes to generate a map. This week I did one for all of Canada which took an hour and 40 minutes (excluding the 1.7GB download for the raw OSM data).
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Okay! Yeah!, you can DIY! I plan to do the very thing but even so....I'm going to feel obligated to donate at least a tenner to OSM for running the website that gives me the free map. Hopefully by doing so I will help keep the website up and running.
Go ahead and donate to the openfietmap site!!

I like ridewithgps too. But getting their maps misses the point of OSM.

Here's how to get map (for people who don't know):

How to download free maps to your Garmin Edge 705/800/810 | DC Rainmaker

Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

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