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==Configure your map source==
==Configure your map source==
Now add your first garmin map to [[Configuring Navit|navit.xml]]
Now add your first garmin map to navit.xml (see [[Configuration]])
         <mapset enabled="yes">
         <mapset enabled="yes">

Revision as of 19:28, 20 December 2012

It's located here: http://libgarmin.sourceforge.net/ You will need the 'subversion' (svn) tool to install this driver.

You can search a map for your area at: http://gpsmapsearch.com/ http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com/

You can build your own from OSM data see: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Mkgmap

Please give us feedback / bug reports/feature requests/success stories about this driver either in navit tracker or mailto:libgarmin@gmail.com.


First, get libgarmin from svn, and install it, as usual :

svn co http://libgarmin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/libgarmin/libgarmin/dev libgarmin
cd libgarmin

And, as root :

make install

How to build the driver

Be sure to update navit to latest SVN

reconfigure and build navit.

cd ../..
./autogen.sh && ./configure && make

Configure your map source

Now add your first garmin map to navit.xml (see Configuration)

       <mapset enabled="yes">
               <map type="garmin" enabled="yes" data="/path/to/gmapsupp.img"/>

Where you can give it either dskimg file (gmapsupp.img) or a .tdb file

Note that only one mapset may be enabled, so if your existing navit.xml has another mapset enabled (default), you need to disable it by setting

       <mapset enabled="no">

You also need to add

       <plugin path="$NAVIT_PREFIX/lib/libmap_garmin.so" ondemand="no"/>

to the plugins section on the top of navit.xml

Install a free basemap from Garmin

You can download a free base map from garmin. http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3645

After you get GarminMobileXTFreeBasemap_4xxxx.exe, unzip it to some temporary directory. In GMobileCard/Garmin directory you will find a file called gmapbmap.img. Copy that file in some location for later use, let's say /mymaps/gmapbmap.img . Now you can remove the temporary directory. And register the map in your navit.xml

    <mapset enabled="yes">
           <map type="garmin" enabled="yes" data="/mymaps/gmapbmap.img"/>