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Windows 10 and Mapuploader4

Mapuploader portable works on W10 but needs permissions only when adding maps to Basecamp/Mapsource: not when creating a map for your GPS device (gmapsupp.img)

1) Ensure Basecamp or Mapsource exist on your PC

2) Locate.reg file found in the folder which Mapuploader creates in a folder named after the your map, ie /mymap/mymap.reg.

3) Right Click on .reg file and run as administrator.

4) Or go Tools --> Create NSIS Window Installer and double click on the .exe when created


Tutorial 1 Create Hagspiel map with contours
1) Create Hagspiel contours : Contours --> Create Contours --> Examples --> Hagspiel
2) Use Hagspiel.osm as a map : Download Hagspiel.osm
Tutorial 2 Create Etna Area with contours
1) Create Etna contours : Contours --> Create Contours --> Examples --> Etna
2) Download Etna Contour region : Etna_west.osm.pdf
  • Written for W10
  • Easy access to saved Tiles
  • Quickly access your mkgmap scripts by clicking on filenames shown on right
  • 4 mkgmap Options instead of just 1 - useful if at times you need different options - no need to rewrite the option
Mapuploader 4 has been designed for those who just want to create maps quickly.  

In addition,you can run your own scripts (code) and still use Mapuploader4 to show your maps in Basecamp/Mapsource and / or create gmapsupps.


More Documentation

  More Tricks & Styles
  default.typ for mkgmap's default style

 os50 style + address searches & os50.TYP

Youtube Tutorials


Initially , Mapuploader may be unable to write to the register when uploading maps to Basecamp or Mapsource.

Use the following procedure - this needs to be done once only:

1) Download and install makensis.exe

2) In Settings --> All Settings --> Key Software point to 'makensis.exe' on your harddrive.

3) Create a map in mapuploader

4) Go Tools --> Create NSIS Window Installer

This may take a minute then click on 'Output Dir' and find the <name of map>.exe it has created - for icon see right.

5) Double Click to add map to register.

Can't Authenticate maps . Contact content seller for help

You may get message 'Can't Authenticate maps .Contact content seller for help' on

This happens if a gmapsupp has been created using the option --unicode.

It does not affect maps created using Mapuploader as long as you don't add the unicode option.

Instead, use: --Latin1