Posted by c2r on 14 June 2009 in English (English)

I travel around a lot for a living and at the moment have to compare roads on paid for maps, against the OSM data and then plan a route in advance to take me along roads that don't yet exist in OSM so that I can record the trails...

This is a bit time consuming and relies on me knowing in advance where I'm travelling to during the day.

Has anyone got any idea if/how I can export large areas of OSM at different scales to OZI Explorer georeferenced tiff/jpg files so that if I am travelling in unfamiliar areas, I can map easily and explore areas which aren't yet mapped, to collect data on trails and then import back into OSM?


Comment from Rhubarb on 15 June 2009 at 03:11

Hi Chris,

I haven't used Ozi Explorer before, but if I've read their website right, it looks like it can import garmin IMG maps:-

If this is the case, then you can grab openstreetmap maps that have been kindly converted into garmin IMG format here:-

Then using img2ozf you should be able to convert that into a map that Ozi Explorer can understand.

If you're using a laptop / pocket pc there may well be other alternatives that you could use to Ozi Explorer if this doesn't work.


Comment from cantece on 15 June 2009 at 07:03

I'm using the software (it's in german). It can use vector maps (*.IMG and *.OSM) and raster maps. Very good to plan the travels for mapping.

Comment from StefanB on 15 June 2009 at 08:33

btw, img2ozf turns images (.map calibration file of a .jpg image) and not Garmin's img files into ozi's proprietary format (.ozf3)


Comment from c2r on 17 June 2009 at 05:56

Thanks all, I'll have a play with that... .map and .jpg are better for me than ozf3 anyway (o:

Comment from Rikki on 15 August 2009 at 06:26

I use OSMTileDownloader to create OziExplorer maps from OSM data.

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