Installation Openfietsmap Germany


  1. Download OFM_DE(dd-mm-yyyy_pc).zip and unpack this file. Copy the folder Openfietsmap(Germany) to a location of your choice, e.g. C:\Garmin\Maps\OpenFietsMap(Germany).

  2. Locate and execute the file install.exe to install the map in Mapsource or Basecamp. Please note that Mapsource or Basecamp must be closed while installing the file!

Mac OSX or Windows (gmap format)

  1. Mac OSX: Download the OFM_DE(dd-mm-yyyy_gmap).zip file and unpack it. Doubleclick the folder "OpenFietsMap(Germany).gmap" to run Garmins Mapmanager, or open Garmin Mapmanager and locate the "OpenFietsMap(Germany).gmap" folder to install the map.

  2. Windows: Download the OFM_DE(dd-mm-yyyy_gmap).zip file and unpack it. Move the folder "OpenFietsMap(Germany).gmap" to the default Garmin directory. This default directory can vary between Windows versions, C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\Maps or C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\GARMIN\Maps (hidden system folder). On older pc's it is c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\garmin\maps (Win XP). Javawa's GMTK is recommended tool to install the gmap maps.


  1. Unpack the OFM_DE(gmapsupp_xx-xx-201x).zip file and copy the gmapsupp.img file to a Garmin folder onto a micro SD card e.g. G:\Garmin\gmapsupp.img

  2. On most modern GPS units gmapsupp.img can be renamed into xxxx.img

  3. Don't copy the OFM Benelux version together with the combination Germany+Benelux on the same SD card or internal memory, this will make the Benelux map invisible.

  4. Don't copy several versions of OFM DE on the same SD card or internal memory, this will make the Germany map invisible.

Map Settings

Routing in Mapsource:

  • Vehicle:Bicycle, calculation shorter distance or faster time (cycleroutes preferred).

  • Routing preference for cycle routes: Use 'Avoid Toll roads'option or set the road selection slider to highways

  • Avoid unpaved: no routing on tracks, steps and unpaved (foot)paths, except gravel bike path. Also roads paved with cobblestones are avoided.

  • Vehicle:motorcar/motorcycle (suitable for racing bikes, velomobile). Routing on paved roads only, avoids unpaved tracks, paths or gravel bike paths. Not suitable for car navigation

  • Vehicle:Pedestrian to ignore oneway traffic.

Routing in Basecamp

  • Select actvity profile on Automotive or Bicycling (please note that this last option will avoid all unpaved roads)

  • Calculation: faster time (cycle routes) or shorter distance

  • Road type avoidance: Never avoid major highways because the cycleways are the major highways!

  • Toll roads avoidance will route on bike routes only (NOT available in the cycling activitiy modes!)

  • Vehicle:Pedestrian to ignore oneway traffic.

Routing on a GPS:

  • Make sure other routable maps on the device are switched OFF (except Basemaps)

  • Vehicle:Bicycle, calculation shorter distance. Shorter time will choose bike routes.

  • Vehicle Car: longer route calculation, but only on paved roads (suitable for racing bikes, not suitable for car navigation).

  • Don't avoid HIGHWAYS because the cycleroutes and cycleways are the main highways.

  • Pedestrian mode routes faster and over longer distances (>100km); ignores oneways (better in cities)

  • If routing via adress search doesn't work, routing via pointing on the map works maybe better.

  • Toll roads and unpaved see above


  • Address search is experimental. Entering a (random) house number is needed on some GPS devices

  • If address search fails use the map and point to an address (address search fails if an adress is on a road where cycling is not allowed)

  • Cycling nodes: use City search or Other> Communication

  • Bike shops: Auto services->Auto repair

  • Steep hills (inclines): Other (Repair service)

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