Updating garmin maps using torrent
Whereas the cycling GPS units without mapping may be able to follow a breadcrumb trail, but can’t route you on actual streets or provide visual maps.
They’re more like an Etch-a-Sketch than a phone with useful maps.
Now, if you plan to venture outside your selected area – or if you want to choose a smaller area, simply enable ‘Manual tile selection’, which allows you to just pick and choose exactly which areas you need. I narrowed it down to just the local area that I was likely to ride in.
This would reduce my download time, as well as my transfer times later on to my device.
Tiles don’t usually map directly to states, but rather to large swaths of land – ideally designed to keep tile sizes somewhat consistent.
You can see below that it’s highlighted all tiles that ‘cover’ Washington State.
But, if you plan to have the maps around for a while on your device, choose a larger set so you always have coverage.
Tiles are ways that the entire world can be broken down into consumable map chunks.Note that these steps require the Garmin Edge 520, 705, 800, 810, or 1000. This entire post is ‘made possible by’ Open Street maps, which are free community driven maps. Which, will bring you here: You’ll want to then choose ‘Routable Bicycle’ as the map type.All three of these units have mapping capabilities. Openstreet maps have become in many areas just as good as maps from traditional providers. The below site simply does all the hard-work that you used to have to do manually a few years ago if you wanted to use Open Street maps. Choose Routable Bicycle: Now you’ll select which maps you want.This won’t work on the Garmin Edge 20, 25, 200, 500, or 510. Because highly detailed maps like these can be somewhat large, you’ll likely need to pickup a cheap Micro-SD card.Some smaller maps may fit directly on your Edge device, but only if you’re talking a fairly small area.
Supported platforms Windows 7, 8 and 10 Apple OSX 10.8 or later To be reminded when your free map update is available, be sure to register your details with us here.