I have tried quite a few of the various maps available for use on my Garmin device, as of yet I have been unable to find one that looks exactly the same as the basemap!
is there one available for the uk?
Comment from Hjart on 12 January 2015 at 11:21
What basemap? Do you mean the Standard Layer as found on osm.org?
Comment from GMHeyes on 12 January 2015 at 11:31
Comment from SomeoneElse on 12 January 2015 at 12:47
It's also worth mentioning which Garmin device - some can display images, some only vector maps (see for example https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/27269/is-there-a-simple-way-to-create-a-garmin-custom-map-kmz-type-from-osm-data and the links from it for info about non-vector data).
The help site has lots of Garmin questions - it's worth searching there with one of:
Comment from zarl on 12 January 2015 at 14:38
Garmin devices let you set the amount of details to be shown and also the size of street and place names etc.
Also a map displayed in a browser window can show a larger amount of details and POIs without confusing the user. A GPS receiver would likely slow down when rendering all of this information.
In contrast maps built for Garmin devices are usually specialised on a certain task, e.g. a bicycle map might have a layer for contour lines, official cycle routes and also shows repair stations and other relevant POIs.
So just look for a build that covers your needs or build a Garmin map yourself.
Comment from GMHeyes on 12 January 2015 at 22:28
Thank you for the replies, I will have a good read up on this tomorrow!
Thanks again for your help.