Comments about AndroidMaps? Let me know below!
Hi and thank you for your great maps.
The current New Zealand (5 Sept) map will not open in Oruxmaps for me and errors with some comment about invalid magic byte number.
Previous map version have been OK.
Neville – NZ
Hi Neville, thanks for letting me know about the error. I have regenerated the New Zealand map and it should work fine now.
Perfect thank you!
I just downloaded Sweden and tried to load it into Locus. Not supported file format, I was told. 🙁
Hi there, I just tested the Sweden map and it seems to work, did you extract the .map file from the zip?
I think the current Namibia map is corrupted. Maybe that s why it s in red?
Great site. It must be a lot of work to maintain! Thanks for the maps (2). The latest GB map is a great improvement over the 2015 version I had.
(Just donated £5)
I tried loading the Great Britain file on the same device and initially it said Invalid File Size. However, after about 15 minutes it stopped saying that and the map had loaded successfully
I copied England to the OruxMaps map file location and it says: Problems with some maps: invalid magic byte when it tries to load it. It is OruxMaps 6.5.10 and Android 8.0.0 if this sheds any light. Thanks.
Sorry, for some reason I’m not getting notifications of new comments… Is the England file working now?
I can’t use “Europe > Germany > Nordrhein-Westfalen” in the recent version with c:geo
Thanks for letting me know, I’ll try and get this fixed
Do you know if any of your map files cover the Channel Islands?
I’ve just checked the source files and the Great Britain map covers the Channel Islands. What I can do for the next map generation run is try and produce a specific map of the Channel Islands – I did the same with Madeira a while back as you had to download the whole of Portugal to get it.
Can you email me about creating some custom maps for me please.
Hi, I tried to download the map of Australia. I have problems to open it on cgeo. Further I tried Bavaria. Same problem. Both were updated on July, 27th.
Today I tried again with the same result. But as I downloaded Berlin -updated on July, 28th- it worked fine.
As I plan a trip to Australia, may I kindly ask you to check that file please? Thanks in advance.
Hello and thank you for your amazing work!
Is there a reason why Mexico is not part of the list of maps (neither in Central America nor elsewhere I think…). Maybe it could be interesting to split it into its different regions, the same way as it is done for Canada or the USA.
Thanks again for your precious work
Iam living in the triangel of the countrys Netherland – Germany and Belgium.
For offline geocache Iam using G:Ceo and offline maps us must have from Netherland-Grmany and BElgium.
Buit I can only download tis diferent maps from the countrys and in offline modus I aonly can use one map in the same time. So I must switch between the diferent country maps.
Is it possible to create a map with this three countrys ino ONE map ?? so i dont need to switc between the maps.\
Sorry for the slow reply, I have been away. Unfortunately a single map of those countries would be too big for me to create.
I used to use Locus and I think that allowed you to load more than one offline map if that helps?
Germany – Norderhein Westfalen maps is corrupt (Locus-Xiaomi Redmi 4 Global)
Sorry for the slow reply, I have been away. Is it working now?
thank you for offering a ready2use map for Sénegal!
This helps me exploring Dakar and playing Geocaching offline.
Apologize for being a newbie, but I can download zip files with the maps, extract the .map files, but cannot figure out how to get Orux to open the .map files
Thanks for any help. Appreciated if you can also email any response to email@example.com
Do the colors of the urls mean anything?
No, the colours are purely cosmetic
It seems like Canada – British Columbia is corrupt, fyi. Locus/Orux is giving a unknown error / magic byte error.
Thanks for letting me know, I’m away at the moment but I’ll investigate as soon as I can
Is the file ok now? I have regenerated it
Egypt’s file is definitely corrupted and/or incomplete. would you check again please?
Will do, thanks for letting me know. It’ll be a few days before it gets generated again, sorry about that!
Do you have a map of the Pyrenees? That is both France and Spanish parts?
Do you have USA\North Carolina?
It is missing from the list.
There seems to have been a problem generating the map – I’m running the script again now so hopefully it will be there in the next day or so.
Sorry about that
Hi can you do a vector Map for Ghana. Am willing to pay for it.
I’ve created a map for Ghana now, you can find it in the Africa section. I can’t accept payment for the map (that would breach the data licence) but you are welcome to make a donation to the running cost of my sure if you want ☺
Hi, Finland and Quebec have corrupted map files.
TXs and cheers
Thanks for the heads up as always, I’ll look into it 🙂
Thanks for maintaining these.
Tried downloading Great Britain today. Noticed it was much older than the England/Wales etc, and C:geo doesn’t recognise it.
We’re heading for a few days in the Welsh borders and it would be nice not to have to keep swapping maps!
Hello, sorry for the slow reply, my internet at home has been down for a week and a half. The Great Britain map is one of the ones that is too big for me to create on my server so I have to mirror the version from Mapsforge. I can see there is a version from April available so I’m running the script to update them now, you should be able to download it very shortly. Sorry if it’s too late!
My name is John and I’m from Brazil.
I have a custom OSM map of my city, but I can’t convert it on
Vector map to use on Locus.
I have tried osmosis and plugin, but I had no success.
Could you help me please!
Tks in advance.
You don’t need to answer anymore. I have got it.
Canada – quebec.map file look like to be corrupted. Oruxmaps give an error and said something like ‘… magic byte …’
Thanks for letting me know Martin, I’ll look into it
Great, these vectormaps!
In the Netherlands map, something went wrong: normal residential houses are not shown in Orux – even on level 21 only their numbers (and their outbuildings!) appear; e.g. N 52.9126, E 5.05178.
any reason why there is no Myanmar map ?
Greetings from Bagan … 🙂
I generate my maps using the Openstreetmap extracts produced daily at download.geofabrik.de – unfortunately they do not produce a file for Myanmar which is why I can’t generate a map. Sorry about that, you’ll have to rely on Google Maps 🙂
there is mix of different maps that are outdated, scattered around the globe.
Why is that pls ?
TXs and cheers
PS: Pakistan zip content (map file) broken.
Thanks for letting me know, I’m going to start a new map generation run shortly so hopefully it will be ok next time…
in France and Germany, there are provinces/states missing.
Any reason for that ?
TXs and cheers
I haven’t deliberately missed states, I’ll look into it. Thanks for the heads up 🙂
China map doesn’t work in Orux either. Guess it’s because of that data loss. Good luck!
Thanks for bearing with me – hopefully the China map is now working
Hi! The map of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany doesn´t work in orux.
Hi, unfortunately I suffered a server crash and lost several months of map updates. I hope to spend some time this weekend starting to update the maps again, including this one.
can i make mirror .map files?
And u can too make mirror my .map files ( all russia without krim , and belorus)
Hi and sorry for the slow reply. You’re more than welcome to mirror my files if you so wish 🙂
Excellent work Ian for hosting the maps 🙂 Could you also share the commands/scripts that you use to generate the vector maps from the OSM data ?
I would also appreciate if you could tell me if there is any difference in the vector map data generated here vs the one on the mapsforge download site ? I see yours has slightly different regions compared to the ones from mapsforge, are there any others ?
Thanks for your support 🙂 You can download one of the bash scripts I use here – I use separate scripts for different regions and just start them manually as required.
I don’t know what settings they use to generate the maps for the mapsforge download site – if they apply different options to the mapsforge writer then the result could be slightly different. I use the map data from geofabrik and, in most cases, the regions they use are the regions I end up with 🙂 A few larger regions won’t generate on my server so I’ve used bounding boxes to generate maps of small areas. The best example is Russia, where I generate maps of certain cities requested through this comments thread.
Hope this is of some help 🙂
many thanks for your help! The maps are great! Best wishes!
Glad to help 🙂
Thanks for trying out the US maps! I assumed it wouldn’t work as they are so large. I don’t suppose you know how to load multiple files using the Mapsforge API in Android. I am currently using “tileRendererLayer.setMapFile”, whereby only one map file can be used. Any way to load multiple map files?
I’m afraid I can’t help, I use Locus Maps on my Android phone, that allows you to load many vector maps simultaneously.
Thank you for the maps! Just one request more – can you make Saratov map for a whole Saratov region (http://be.gis-lab.info/data/osm_dump/dump/latest/RU-SAR.osm.pbf) and check please the Udmurtia (http://be.gis-lab.info/data/osm_dump/dump/latest/RU-UD.osm.pbf). Thanks a lot!
I’ve replaced the Saratov and Udmurtia maps with new ones generated from the .pbf files you linked to, are they ok?
Would you please make a couple maps for me -Saratov (Russia) and Udmurtia (Russia)? Thanks!
The maps you asked for should now be available – please let me know if I didn’t get the areas right 🙂
Fantastic website. I was just wondering (probably naively) if it is possible to generate a single map file for the whole of the USA? I realise this is would be a huge file and the mapsforge writer plugin may not be able to handle it. Geofabrik does have a single map of the USA.
If this is not possible, would it be possible to generate the .map files for the USA North, USA South, USA Midwest, USA West and USA Pacific. These files are also on Geofabrik.
I suspect, with the possible exception of the Northeast region, my server will not have enough memory to be able to generate these maps unfortunately. I’m having a go at generating all the regions though – I’ll post another reply once it’s tried them all 🙂
Thanks for your interest
Hi again Jack
As you probably realised, my server failed to generate any of the USA region maps successfully, they were all too big unfortunately.
Why is the England map bigger than the Great Britain map?
Thanks for pointing this out. The Great Britain map is at the top end of the size I can successfully generate on my server and it does fail sometimes. I’m going to manually regenerate the map now which will take several hours if successful. If not, I will use the version from mapsforge.org instead. Because mapsforge.org may use different parameters when generating their maps, it is possible that file sizes may not always be as you expect.
Please let me know if you have any further problems.
I would like to link to your maps from the Vectorial Map app for iOS and Windows Phone. Could you drop me a line (http://www.vectorialmap.com/contact) so that we can discuss this?
you’ve got duplicates like Canary Islands and Ireland and alike.
Thanks for pointing these out, I’ve removed the duplicates now.
Please put Madeira islands (Portugal)
The coordinates are:
Madeira is part of the Portugal map. Is this sufficient or do you need a separate map for the islands?
Ian, thank you anyway… but as Azores has a separated file, I was asking one only with Madeira Island… (it would have 1 MB instead of 47MB that Portugal Map has)
No problem, I’ll generate a separate Madeira map this evening 🙂
Hi, mapsforge’s demo applications crashes reproducible after loading these files (tested on two phones and with multiple maps). Maybe a mapsforge 2.4 vs 3+ format problem or am I missing something else? Cheers
– The app must be able to read map file version 3.
For that it needs mapsforge version 0.3.X or the new 0.4.0
– Also most of the maps don’t have defined ‘start position’ and/or ‘start zoom level’.
If the app does not take care of it, it can eventually lead to app crash.
Cruiser – Atlas
Russia I miss completely. Maybe you need to split into Siberia and the western part.
What do you think ?
TXs and kind regards
Also: Alaska, Nunavut, NW-Territories are damaged, Locus Pro says.
I’ve removed the damaged files. Every time I try to generate these files it seems to fail. I may have to do what I did with Ontario and only generate a map for part of each province/state so I at least have some of the area covered!
Thanks for letting me know
I’ve replaced the damaged Nunavut and NW Territories maps with those from the newly relaunched downloads.mapsforge.org site. They don’t have a map for Alaska either so I’m guessing they hit the same problem as me. Is there a particular area you’d like a map for?
I have successfully generated a map for south east Alaska, including Anchorage. Does this meet your needs?
Geofabrik splits Russia into European and Asian parts. The Asian part was in my queue but hasn’t appeared so it must have failed. I will try it again soon. I’m trying to generate the European map now…
TXs for the Russian part. I downloaded twice and tried. Both times Locus tells the map in corrupt.
Can you pl.s advise ?
TXs and kind regards
Sorry for the slow reply. I haven’t been able to successfully generate maps for all of Russia, but I have managed to generate maps of the Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Volgograd areas. I hope these are some use to you!
It’s nice to see another server providing vector maps.
Cruiser – Cruiser Beta
Atlas – Atlas Beta
Thanks emux 🙂
downloads.mapsforge.org seems to be back in operation but doesn’t have worldwide coverage. Hopefully my maps will complement and add to those they have available.
I’ve seen that you started this Page at the ftpmapsforge site, while looking for newer maps.
Nice!! But I have a question. Is it possible to merge (combine?) all the maps from one country in one “big” map file? For my example, it would be annoying to change the selected map in c:geo every time I change my place to be in germany
Geofabrik provide a file from which I could build a single map for all of Germany. Unfortunately my server is not powerful enough to process it. Is there a particular group of states you would like as a single map? If so I will try to generate it but I can’t make any promises 🙂
An update for you – the newly relaunched downloads.mapsforge.org has a single map for Germany – I’ve copied that to my site too. Hope that helps!
Hi there, great work! This is what we were waiting for. We use these offline maps in the c:geo app for geocaching.
Could you please add the Netherlands as well?
There is now a Netherlands map on the site 🙂
Hi. Could you please create maps for Portugal, Madeira islands, and Azores islands?
These maps are in mapsforge but are not updated.
Hi there – I already have these! 🙂
Portugal and the Azores are under Europe – Other
Madeira is included in the Portugal file.
Hope this helps 🙂
Great that someone continues the (dead) mapsforge. I have a server with some free resources and would like to help with creating and hosting the maps. Please contact me, if you are interested.
Please generate OSM for Ontario, Canada! 🙂
Ontario was actually the first Canadian province I generated, but when I tested it on Locus it was corrupted in some way. Unfortunately I’m at the mercy of the Geofabrik data and the mapsforge plugin…
I’ve moved it up the queue so in a day or so it should be on the site – I hope it works this time!
Hi again Star
I have managed to generate a map for southern Ontario – for some reason the generation hangs whenever I try to do the whole province. If the area covered doesn’t meet your needs please let me know and I’ll do a different area 🙂
Thanks Ian- that is perfect and covers everywhere I might drive in the foreseeable future!
I now have a map for all of Ontario, copied from downloads.mapsforge.org
Hope that helps you 🙂
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