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Free Digital Maps for Garmin GPS  

I’ve recently been preparing to take my Garmin Oregon 600 to the Alps so have been researching some free GPS mapping sources. Here are a few i’ve come across that might be of interest to you: UK & Europe: UK: Worldwide: USA:   Here is a nice little blog post explaining how to get » read more »

Quo GPS Mapping Software  

Free GPS Mapping software? – well yes, the small catch is you pay for some of the maps. Even so its a very good bit of software and the mapping is very reasonably priced Awarded Best Buy by Computer Shopper and rave reviews in outdoor magazines They are also offering the new free OS OpenData » read more »

Memory Map v 5  

I use Memory Map v.5 – and find it preferable to Anquet. It handles GPX files well (imports & exports). Has excellent UK map coverage at 1:50,000, 1:25,000 and a range of areas of particular interest – e.g Munros, Snowdonia, Lake District etc… To be honest i rarely use it directly with my GPS, but » read more »

Free Digital Maps  

Ordnance Survey have a Get-a-map service; providing a free mapping service of up to 10 maps at various scales subject to accepting their terms and conditions which include displaying a copyright acknowledgement. I personally find these too small to be of much use. Better sources of free maps are or . Click on the map » read more »

Author: Phil Newby