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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
TYP to Theme conversion  
  • Themes are used by City Navigator maps found in Garmin car / motorbike satnavs,like Zumos and Drives.
  • With TYPWiz 6.52 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 PetternOption
  OpenTopoMap Theme on Theme Editor 3.1
Fenix 5x Screenshot New PetternOption
Fenix 5x Screenshot
Changing colors on a Smart Watch
More Info
Select Polygon / Line Patterns
Add your own favourite patterns

Secure Download  TYPWiz 6.53 LI setup  

Windows 7/10
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  »Secure Registration of TYPWIz 6
  Registered Users:6.52
  Latest version :TYPWiz 6. Requires full installation
  Includes Improved TYP to Theme conversion
  Go: Help,Check for Updates and click Download Latest Version

TYPWIz6 Documentation

TYP to THEME   !!! 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