natmaps to gps

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 11:21
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anyone know how to transfer natmaps to a street navigator. i tried it but it only saves it as a picture for viewing. i cant get it to transfer as a navigatable type map. thanks . ( its a 'laser ' brand gps that runs on 'smart to go' or nokia 5. )
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:05

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:05
Can't be done are trying to transfer a raster image to a vector based program.

Those units are using Australian mapping from NAVTEQ only.

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Follow Up By: Member - Steve Y (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 13:14

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 13:14
You could print the NAT map you wnat then use Ozie to create the appropriate vectors for referecne but it would be to hard.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 16:41

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 16:41
The "vector" data used to create the Natmap series is available for download from the Geoscience Australia website (just like the raster format maps are). The difficult bit would be compiling the various layers (i.e. roads rivers contours etc) and then getting them in the correct vector format - there are many and most are brand specific. There may not even be a readily available conversion program on net for some (most) formats and if available they are likely to require lots of trial and error in getting maps looking good. The Shonkymaps and t4A maps available for Garmins are one such product made for 250K Natmap vector data.

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