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I'm just buying my Garmin and I'm looking for maps for geocaching. I'd like to select Bavaria, or a part of it. Under the link:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Computerteddy#Standard_Kartens.C3.A4tze

I've found the map for the whole Germany, over 1GB, too big and surely I don't need so much now. But I've found information about programs, that can be used to divide that maps: http://gpso.de/welt-landkarte/.

I've tried first with the GMapTool, but I've been stuck with the list of files, and no clue what is in them and which region do they represent:

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I've tried also MapsetToolkit, described in details in linked site, but the index file (teddy.typ) is not available, and I've failed to process the source .img files (the program crashed each time I've tried to do that).

Are there any Open Maps with smaller granularity, for example only Bavaria, Germany, only Masovia, Poland? Or some tools that can cut the map region based on coordinates, and don't crash doing that?

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The easiest option is to use this website: Garmin.Openstreetmap.nl

It has an option to select just the map tiles you want, so you can get a map for a fairly small area if you want. To do this, choose the option for "Enable manual tile selection", then click on the tiles to select them. Then enter your email address, and click the button for "Build my map". You will soon get an email to download the map.

For loading onto a Garmin device, you need to download the file osm_generic_gmapsupp.zip, then unzip it. Dpends on what device you are using, but for most modern Garmins you can just copy the IMG file onto the device or a memory card, in a folder named Garmin.

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Yeah, I was redirected there from geocaching forum, but someone forgot to write you should select that option, and the clicking on the map has done nothing :P I was fighting with it for a moment, really long moment :P –  Lukasz Apr 2 at 19:55
    
Well, it's working, but I've copied the data to both /Garmin and root. I don't know which is correct, I don't have energy to make that today :P I'm a bit disappointed how it looks like, on Android (Locus) it looked much better I think, but it's important it's working... –  Lukasz Apr 2 at 21:28
    
To make the Garmin map look better, try selecting a different map type (at the top of that page). I like "Generic Routable (testing new style)". Or "Routable Bicycle (Openfietsmap Lite)" can be good for off-road walking/cycling. –  vclaw Apr 2 at 21:51

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