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How to make an address search work on your Garmin (advanced)

Search Icon Enabled This should become enabled in Mapsource    

you need

1) latest mkgmap.jar

2) Incorporate latest default style , lines & points

lines & points should include all the

mkgmap:country=SWE & mkgmap:city!=* etc

mkgmap:city!=* & mkgmap:admin_level8=* { set mkgmap:city='${mkgmap:admin_level8}' } etc
mkgmap:postal_code!=* & mkgmap:postcode=* { set mkgmap:postal_code='${mkgmap:postcode}' } etc including: mkgmap:is_in!=* & is_in=* { set mkgmap:is_in='${is_in}' }

  Show Addresses in an IMG
Show Addresses in an IMG

3) in your points file make sure :

you have given type numbers to city, town, village, hamlet, region and island ie

place=village [0x0500 resolution 23]

4) make sure the following exists in your lines file

highway=* {name '${ref} ${name}' | '${ref}' | '${name}' }

5) Include the following options in your bat file:

(remember the following won't work unless you have given id and family names etc)





You cannot use mapsettoolkit to upload your files to Mapsource as it does not handle the essential mdr files.

However, you can use the gmapsupp.img,instead or


Mapuploader 6


(mkgmap creates files to import your map to Mapsource/Basecamp with address searches enabled.

You need to manually include them in a .reg file.

The main one to look for is the .-mdr.img file)


How to add a Go Home option to your maps!

Many SAT Navs have a Go Home button which when clicked creates a route from where you are back to your home.

You can create this option using mkgmap's points style!

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Check out Tricks with OSM Styles >