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An Advanced TYP Editor Used by Professionals

Want to change the colours of your map or make your map easier to read?
You can with TYPWiz6 !

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

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

Download TYPWiz 6.35

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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


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


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
TYPwWiz & Active Routing   nuvi.typ

How to change Maps on your Garmin device