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The most advanced TYP File Editor

Quickly change the way maps look on your Garmin devices!

Maps with a TYP file

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

Maps with Garmin default colours & bitmaps

before after check TYPE number

Font Sizes

default no label small font normal large

Selected Icons

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!

Multiple highway colours

Lines / highways with 3-5 colours

  • In this example we selected 3 lines
  • Right Click and Edit
  • Set one colour to transparent
  • See final result in our South West 2019 TOPO
  • In Basecamp/Mapsource search Rawridge

NEW Changing TYP files in a gmapsupp

Go Tools, Add / Replace Gmapsupp TYP file

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  Download TYPWiz TWZ to change a TYP's FID,PID & Codepage using command lines
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TYPWIz5 Manuals

    TYPWiz5 Unicode manual
    TYPWiz5 manual
  A Quick PDF GUIDE to TYPWiz




Guide to Garmin's Color Palettes & XPM
 (colormodes and XPM code)
  TOP 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
TYPwWiz & Active Routing   nuvi.typ

Your questions

Youtube :What are Draworders? Aspects Covered  

  The Mystery of Extra Draworders

  • How to load a TYP file from Basecamp
  • How to modify a typ file
  • How to restore original typfile
  • How to quickly give all or selected polygons the same draworder
  • How to quickly give all polygons a unique draworder
How do I change my contour lines?  

Find out what the type number is for contours:

  • Click on Lines (Top left)
  • Tick 'type search box' next to Basecamp Icon and Search for Contour:


  • Create 3 contour lines, 0x20,0x21 and 0x22
What else can I search for?
  • Click on Lines (Top Left)
  • Try Power for powerlines
  • Click on Polygons
  • Try Park
  • etc
How can I change my map's TYP file? How can I quickly add an extra language?
  • Go Tools ,TYP files from Basecamp/Mapsource
  • Select your map and click 'OPEN TYP'
  • Make changes then Tools,TYP files from Basecamp/Mapsource
  • Click the 'Replace ... TYP' button and reload Basecamp/Mapsource
How can I make my active routing lines
bigger or change their colours?
How can I make my NUVI/ZUMO icons bigger or change their colours?
How can I make my TOPO active routing lines stand out? How can I convert any map to say black and white and highlight the lines/pois I really need?
  • Convert your map to shades of grey or any palette then add colour to only what you want !
  • Image shows part of a new look TOPO France 4 with only cycling routes highlighted in blue.
How can I copy or delete multiple icons?

  • Use Shift or CTRL Click to select icons
  • Right Click and select Copy or Delete
  • Paste selection into a new TYP file
MY Map! How Can I change my existing map and only show what I want?
  • There has been a big trend towards changing the colours of Garmin's Navigator maps using our Map Theme Maker.
  • We therefore took the TYP file of a popular Openfietsmap map and quickly converted it to Black & White using 'Colour,Convert to Black & White'
  • We then gave cycle paths , cycle routes and a few POIs a red colour .
How can I optimise icons for my Forerunner, Fenix , Quatix, D2 & other devices with limited Colour Palettes? How can I create a TYP file from my mkgmap style files?
Can I change the Hill Shading (DEM) effect ? How can I quickly import elements defined by Mapuploader as 'not in TYP'
Unfortunately, Garmin has not provided a way for TYP files to change the colour of any hill shading. It has to be black!

Save missing polygons,lines or points as twzx and import into TYPWiz5.


How can I tell which icons are superfluous? icons not in style

From Mapuploader 5 you can check which TYP icons are NOT in your style ; save list as twzx and import into TYPWiz5 .

Any icons marked with a red cross are not needed


Check out these TYP files

Garmin Gmapsupps