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Offline berin

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trouble loading external maps - not rendering correctly
« on: February 27, 2021, 19:13:44 »
I'm trying to load some new maps, from https://gravelmaps.de/en/



But this is what they look like.


What do I need to do?
 

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Re: trouble loading external maps - not rendering correctly
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2021, 08:56:43 »
I do not see a Locus compatible map format on that site:

All maps are provided in 4 versions:

Region.EXE – Windows Installer.
Region.IMG – ready for your Garmin Device – including height (DEM) data.
Region-flat.IMG  – ready for your Garmin Device. These don’t include height (DEM) data. For that, they are much smaller and faster, either in your Garmin or using the PC.
Region.GMAP – MAC or Windows. New Garmin installation method.
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Re: trouble loading external maps - not rendering correctly
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2021, 09:26:27 »
But I thought that Locus could load Garmin style .IMG format maps? Same thing happens when I load Garmin GB Discoverer OS Maps in IMG format too
 

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Re: trouble loading external maps - not rendering correctly
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 09:52:41 »
Hello berin,
IMG support is quite experimental. I've tried to make perfect support for this format a few years ago. In the end, there was not enough interest from the user-base to spend on this task a few weeks (maybe rather few months) to make it work correctly. So how it works now, will probably stay. Take it or leave it.
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Re: trouble loading external maps - not rendering correctly
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 10:11:31 »
Hello berin,
IMG support is quite experimental. I've tried to make perfect support for this format a few years ago. In the end, there was not enough interest from the user-base to spend on this task a few weeks (maybe rather few months) to make it work correctly. So how it works now, will probably stay. Take it or leave it.

Hi Menion, thanks for clarifying. Maybe you could update the Supported Maps page, which still does show support for .img

The main reason that I wanted the img format is to load a garmin .img format UK OS map - the OS maps available in the store are £1-3 per sheet - I don't know how many are needed to cover the whole UK, but a lot, and it's really only the OS maps that correctly show rights of way in the UK