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.
Originally Posted by njkayaker
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).
Go ahead and donate to the openfietmap site!!
Originally Posted by 01 CAt Man Do
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
Last edited by njkayaker; 07-19-14 at 04:16 PM.