Garmin GPS: Create a custom map with MapTiler

To create a custom map was never so simple. MapTiler converts your map into the high resolution format compatible with Garmin handheld GPS devices.

You can very quickly import any map in only 3 steps:

1) Use MapTiler to create a map from any image
2) Pack the result into .zip archive and rename to .kmz
3) Upload the map into your Garmin handheld device

Why not use Google Earth overlay?
Compared to the traditional way recommended by Garmin, this approach has several advantages:
  • you can import larger maps
  • the georeference is much more precise, mainly on large areas
  • the process is faster

Just follow the tutorial at

Produced maps are compatible with following devices

  • Oregon series
  • Dakota 10 and 20
  • Colorado series
  • GPSMAP 62 series
  • GPSMAP 64 series
  • GPSMAP 78 series
  • Rino 600 series
  • eTrex 20 and 30
  • Astro 320
  • Alpha 100
  • Edge 810, 800 and 510
  • Montana series
  • Monterra
  • BMW Motorrad Nav V
  • zumo 590


IIIF viewer at The National Library of Scotland

We are glad to see our IIIF Viewer applied on various websites.

A nice example are the Maps of Scotland from the National Library of Scotland at:

IIIF Viewer is an Open-Source component brought by Klokan Technologies. The source code is available on Github



MapTiler 0.6 - WMTS, iOS, Android, Garmin

A brand new MapTiler 0.6 is now available together with mobile viewers for iOS and Android to display your own GPS position on maps created with MapTiler even without internet connection. Let’s go for a trip!

What’s new in MapTiler 0.6?
  • Automatic OGC WMTS service - for any hosting including Amazon S3 / Google Cloud Storage or your existing web server. Open your maps in ArcGIS or QGIS directly after upload.
  • Offline map viewer for iOS and Android (source codes of the apps are available for MapTiler Pro users)
  • Export maps to Garmin GPS
  • Visual georeferencing with satellite map layer possible
  • Advanced settings of zoom levels in the user interface of MapTiler Pro with different files at different zoom levels
  • New sample viewers for the tiles (OpenLayers, OL3, MapBox JS, ArcGIS API for JavaScript)
  • 3D globe viewers with WebGL for the tiles (WebGLEarth, OL3Cesium)
  • Linux .rpm packages for RedHat/CentOS
  • Linux .deb packages for Debian/Ubuntu
  • Windows binaries with SSL signature
Explore the new MapTiler 0.6. Free demo and more information is available at www.maptiler.com