[TriLUG] Garmin GPS and Linux

Robert Dale robdale at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 22:59:23 EDT 2009


I have not tried this myself yet, but it is a map joiner/splitter.  No
source.  In Polish.
Let me know how it goes ;-)

Robert Dale

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:02 PM, David Brain<dbrain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an Garmin eTrex, and I'd really like to be able to load the
> free Topo maps that are available here (http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/)
> onto it, the Mac downloads look promising and can be ungzipped into a
> giant directory tree.  Is there a way of getting these uploaded to the
> GPS using Linux?
>  I think the simplest method would be to build a Garmin format .img
> file and drop it onto a micro sd card.  I've dug around some, but not
> found any Linux utils to do this - obviously I could break down and
> install MapSource under windows, but somehow that feels like failing..
> Thanks,
> David.
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