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Lots More 1:24K-Equivalent Garmin Topo Maps Now Available

Since my last update on free 1:24K-equivalent topo maps for Garmin GPS units from GPSFileDepot, there’s been a huge explosion in the number of states covered:

  • Southeast US: Covering all of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and Virginia
  • South-Central US: All of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri
  • Southwest US: Covering all of Arizona, parts of CA, UT, and NV
  • Illinois: The entire state
  • New England: A combination of mapsets previously available separately for MA, ME, VT, NH
  • Montana Landowner Topo: The whole state, with special colors identifying landowners
  • New Jersey: Entire state
  • New York: Entire state
  • Ohio: Entire state
  • Washington: Entire state
  • West Virginia: Entire state

Windows installers available for all, Mac for many. Part of the reason for this flurry of activity may be that Dan Bloomberg, webmaster for the site and creator of most of the older maps, has released a new tool called Topo Process that simplifies the process of obtaining and processing the data necessary to create these topo maps. While the official Garmin 1:24K topo maps have more features, like elevation profiles, routing, and shading in supported units, much more of the US is covered by these free maps than is currently available from Garmin. And you can’t beat the price.

In addition to the topo maps, a browse through the Custom Maps directory will bring up lots of other specialty maps and data, like trails, POIs, and even raster maps for a few areas like Joshua Tree National Park.

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6 Responses to “Lots More 1:24K-Equivalent Garmin Topo Maps Now Available”

  1. 1 Dan

    Thanks Leszek.

    In addition and recently added (today): Iowa:
    and coming later this week: Florida

  2. 2 Kurt

    I just tried to download the NYS maps and my virus software reports the file has the virus “I-Worm/Stration”

  3. 3 Leszek Pawlowicz

    I did a virus scan on my copy of the NY topos with Avast, and it didn’t find such a worm. Sometimes anti-virus programs can get a false positive; try scanning it with a different program.

  4. 4 Kurt

    I deleted the first copy that I downloaded and retried the download and it didn’t detect any problems. Sorry for the false alarm.

    The NYS maps are really very nice, but appear to be missing a map grid for part of the Catskill Park near Woodstock. I contacted the people at GPS File Depot to see if this was and error or intentional.

  5. 5 Tony Kopko


    Wondering if PA will be done…

  6. 6 Leszek Pawlowicz

    Reading the forums at GPS File Depot, there’s an issue with the elevation data for PA that’s keeping it from getting done. Data from the western part of PA doesn’t quite match up with more recent data for the rest of the state. It’s being worked on ….

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