Looking to refresh two Garmin 1000s - best method to put decent maps on them?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,766
edited January 2022 in Commuting chat
Evening all,

wasn't 100% sure which part of the forum to post this, but thought this has the most traffic :-)

I have a Garmin 1000 which came with stock maps, I used this guide ages ago:
https://dcrainmaker.com/2019/08/how-to-install-free-maps-on-your-garmin-edge.html

To put maps on there for France, Italy, Spain and Mauritius, but I am aware that the ones for the UK are likely now massively out of date/

Additionally, I have very recently taken delivery of a 2nd 1000 which will be for my partner, and I want to be able to gift it to her with all the maps updated, and in as ready to go state as it can be, so thought I may as well blitz both at the same time.

I sometimes lead rides for our club, so a reliable mapping system is key - my partner would like to have that potential as well, hence the new 2nd hand device.

Looking on a facebook post I saw this place mentioned as well, though it looks like the basic UK ones are free, more detailed ones cost more, and European ones are all chargable - wondering if the more detailed ones might be useful when venturing off road.

https://shop.talkytoaster.me.uk/

Be interested to hear what other people use, this must be a fairly common train of thought?

Thanks
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    No one on this forum has ever done this then it would seem :D

    Maybe just lack of traffic.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • harry-s
    harry-s Posts: 295
    I'm going back a bit, so this is all "IIRC".
    I had a couple of Garmin 1000's but changed to a wahoo 4 or 5 years back. I seem to remember using open source mapping, which is free to all and continuously updated, I'm afraid I can't remember where I downloaded it from, but google should help. Don't confuse the OS acronym for open source, with the OS for Ordnance Survey. I'm pretty sure open source is a global resource, so international mapping should be available.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,541
    daniel_b said:

    No one on this forum has ever done this then it would seem :D

    Maybe just lack of traffic.

    Basically because my 530 gets regular map updates from Garmin so I have little interest past that. Also, the maps have been accurate for UK, Mallorca, the Pyrenees and the Alps.
    But this is for on-road cycling. No comment for going off-road.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • super_davo
    super_davo Posts: 1,195
    Garmin did a map update a few years back that exceeded the memory capabilities of the Edge1000 so you needed to put in an SD card to take them. But that then included global mapping. I can't remember seeing a map update since, but they may just happen in the background and I've never found myself riding on a road that doesn't exist.

    To manually force the update checking the Garmin forum you need to firstly stick in a c16gb card then hook up to Garmin Express, then update maps. Information was dotted around but this thread was helpful:
    https://forums.garmin.com/sports-fitness/cycling/f/edge-1000/266258/missing-uk-map-on-edge-1000
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766

    Garmin did a map update a few years back that exceeded the memory capabilities of the Edge1000 so you needed to put in an SD card to take them. But that then included global mapping. I can't remember seeing a map update since, but they may just happen in the background and I've never found myself riding on a road that doesn't exist.

    To manually force the update checking the Garmin forum you need to firstly stick in a c16gb card then hook up to Garmin Express, then update maps. Information was dotted around but this thread was helpful:
    https://forums.garmin.com/sports-fitness/cycling/f/edge-1000/266258/missing-uk-map-on-edge-1000

    Cheers for that, both will have sd cards in, as like to have some decent capacity - will take a look at that thread :)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 1,001
    For free third party of anywhere in the world maps for Garmin units go here: . Use the Latin1 versions.

    You can even make your own if you are so inclined.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    wongataa said:

    For free third party of anywhere in the world maps for Garmin units go here: . Use the Latin1 versions.

    You can even make your own if you are so inclined.

    @wongataa is there meant to be a link in the above?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • paulwood
    paulwood Posts: 231
    I use this site. A bit clunky but works well

    http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl
  • pblakeney said:

    daniel_b said:

    No one on this forum has ever done this then it would seem :D

    Maybe just lack of traffic.

    Basically because my 530 gets regular map updates from Garmin so I have little interest past that. Also, the maps have been accurate for UK, Mallorca, the Pyrenees and the Alps.
    But this is for on-road cycling. No comment for going off-road.
    Slightly surprising that the 1000 doesn’t have decent, maps I had the Touring which was slow and could crash out particularly with some of the smart segments and so on.

    But it’s maps where arguably on par with the 830 which I have now, screen not quite as good but the maps got updated every so often etc.
  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 1,001
    daniel_b said:

    wongataa said:

    For free third party of anywhere in the world maps for Garmin units go here: . Use the Latin1 versions.

    You can even make your own if you are so inclined.

    @wongataa is there meant to be a link in the above?
    Whoops: https://extract.bbbike.org/
  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 1,001
    paulwood said:

    I use this site. A bit clunky but works well

    http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl

    That isn't updated any more. Use https://extract.bbbike.org/.