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post #16 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 07:04 AM
High on the Mountain Top
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Garmin Maps are not easy to install either. I downloaded Garmin Alberta topo map on utorrent but Basecamp doesn't recognize the file extension and doesn't allow me to transfer it to a GPS.
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 12:34 PM
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Join Date: May 2015
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Originally Posted by soistheman View Post
Ibycus Topo (
Superb topo map for Garmin devices. I believe this one is made from government's map. Yes this is the map I use and more likely you have seen screenshots of the map if you check my website's TRs ( However it's 3.1GB size and you need to know how to download with torrent (no longer direct download available) and how to use .iso file to install it. Unless you are computer genius like me, it's hard to use this awesome map.

Ibycus Topo The Rockies & Columbia Mts
So I decided to make a subset of Ibycus map for mountain lovers. This subset contains the Rockies and Columbia Mountians and the size of the file is down to 122MB. Unfortunately I only made Window's version. I have tested with Vista (64bit) and XP (32bit) machines and worked fine. Use the map at your own risk. I may help you if I feel like it. License stuff is inherited from Ibycus. It's still his credit and his map, not mine.

To Install:
1) Download the installer from my website

2) Double click IbycusTopoMtnsSetup.exe. This will start installer and follow the process.

3) Open Garmin Mapsource or Basecamp, you should see the new map installed.

To uninstall:
Go to folder where you have installed the map, and double click uninstaller.exe
or open Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs with XP, Control Panel --> Programs and Feature with Vista & 7.

Southern Alberta Trail Map (
Lots of trails are embedded in the map. Periodically new trails are added as well.

Quad Squad (
This is map for quads but we can still use these trails for biking and hiking. Especially useful down south where many trails aren't covered in too many hiking books.
Any change you can help a fellow hiker who uses a MAC?
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post #18 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 07:46 PM
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Location: Calgary, Alberta, Andorra.
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Originally Posted by bluewatergirl View Post
Any change you can help a fellow hiker who uses a MAC?
Search for Ibycus for Mac. I don't know much about Macs and can't help specifically, but I had no trouble on Ubuntu, so I'm *sure* it's workable on a Mac.
The environment is just how you process the maps. The map files themselves are not in an operating system format.
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post #19 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 09:18 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Smurf Village, BC, Canada.
Interest: hiking, exploring, reading, random shiny things
Posts: 2,451

I use a Mac and find it dead easy to download stuff from GPSFileDepot. Northwest Topos (and Trails) is excellent. There are many other good ones.
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