garmin map for France

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malverncyclist
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garmin map for France

Postby malverncyclist » 31 Aug 2015, 10:22am

Hi

I will be cycling with some friends through France in about 2 1/2 weeks and we are using Garmin sat navs and maps. I don't have a France/Europe card for my 705, I can get one from Garmin (eg. via Amazon) for £30. Ridewithgps do their own but it seems that their cards cover maps across two areas (central and western Europe, so cutting right across France, not good).

Anyone any suggestions for getting maps?

thanks

Martin

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Re: garmin map for France

Postby Mick F » 31 Aug 2015, 10:29am

Garmin City Navigator is for the whole of Europe these days.
https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/maps/on ... d6299.html
Not cheap, but it comes on a Micro SD card so you can put it into any Garmin device.
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Re: garmin map for France

Postby bohrsatom » 31 Aug 2015, 1:32pm

Openfietsmap - http://www.openfietsmap.nl/

It's free, just download and put on an SD card, and much better than the Garmin maps for cycling.

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Re: garmin map for France

Postby Rich_Clements » 31 Aug 2015, 1:33pm

bohrsatom wrote:Openfietsmap - http://www.openfietsmap.nl/

It's free, just download and put on an SD card, and much better than the Garmin maps for cycling.

Another vote for the above
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Re: garmin map for France

Postby tatanab » 31 Aug 2015, 2:30pm

bohrsatom wrote:Openfietsmap - http://www.openfietsmap.nl/ It's free, just download and put on an SD card, and much better than the Garmin maps for cycling.
And another vote. Note that the map is for western Europe so you can venture into the other countries too.

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Re: garmin map for France

Postby beardy » 31 Aug 2015, 2:48pm

You can scroll down to the worldwide page and select the tiles which you wish for a more specific map of a country or region but that has extra steps involved.

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Re: garmin map for France

Postby meic » 31 Aug 2015, 2:55pm

I used Velomaps which I also loaded onto the computer, so they can be put a microSD card via Basemap to the GPS or in a card reader directly.

https://www.velomap.org/download/odbl/

They were particularly good for showing the cyclepaths which were frequently good enough to use and even on occasions preferable to the roads!

Probably the same mapping as the openfietsmap anyway.
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Re: garmin map for France

Postby Sweep » 1 Sep 2015, 7:10am

+1 for openfietsmap
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