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An Advanced TYP Editor Used by Professionals

How to easily change the colours of highways,lines,areas and points on a Garmin map .

What can I change?

  • All Lines like highways,rivers,streams etc
  • All Areas like lakes,woods,buildings etc
  • All Points like churches, bus stops etc
  • Thickness of lines
  • Text Colours
  • Text Size
  • Visibility of all lines,areas & points

Changing Colours

Changing Font Sizes

default no label small font
default no label small font
normal large  
normal large  

How to get the best colours for my GPS device?

 

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Select Icons & Perform a Task

Select more than one

Use CTRL or SHFT keys to select

Use ESC key to cancel

  • Delete selected elements
  • Give selected elements the same draw order
  • Give selected elements the same Font Style or Color
  • Copy selected elements and paste into a different TYP file
  • much more!

What are TYP files?

Garmin uses a TYP file to change:

  • the colours and width of highways and any other line
  • the look of all polygons
  • the overlapping order of polygons
  • the look of icons representing points

By editing a TYP file you can decide how your map looks!

Where do I find a map's TYP file?

TYP files are located in the main map folder. Go 'File,Open File from Mapsource / Basecamp'

How to change Maps which have a TYP file?

before after

All Garmin maps with an existing TYP file can be modified to suit your personal preferences.

  • File,Open TYP from Mapsource / Basecamp

  • Select map and click Open TYP

  • Make changes and go File,Save
before after  

How to change Maps which have no TYP file?

before after Check TYPE number
before after check TYPE number

TYP to Theme conversion

 
  • Themes are used by City Navigator maps found in Garmin car / motorbike satnavs,like Zumos and Drives.
  • With TYPWiz 6 you can convert any TYP file to a theme .
  • Open TYP file
  • Save as Theme - see picture right
  • Copy kmtf file onto your device in : Themes/Maps
  • TYPWiz uses a 'filter' to match TYP type numbers with areas and lines in a Theme file.
    Go Tools, Edit Themes (CTRL T) - see more
New Pattern Option
  OpenTopoMap Theme on Theme Editor 3.1
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Select Polygon / Line Patterns
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TYPWIz6 Documentation

    !!! TYPWiz6 What's New
     
    TYPWiz 6 Unicode manual
     
    TYPWiz 6 manual
     
    TYPWiz 6 manual German
     
    TYPWiz 6 manual en français
     
  A Quick PDF GUIDE to TYPWiz

Plugins

    TYPWiz TWZ to change a TYP's FID,PID & Codepage using command lines
     
    StyleNTYP
     
    gmapsupp2typ

TUTORIALS

     
Guide to Garmin's Color Palettes & XPM
 (colormodes and XPM code)
  TIPS for creating TYP files
     
How to Edit TOPO files - TOPO France V3   in Google French - TOPO France V3
     
More information on TOPO France V4   How to get Multi Coloured Polygons
     

YOUTUBE TUTORIALS

TYP Files

How to change Maps on your Garmin device

What else can I do with TYPWiz6?