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Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to run Garmin on Android!

Since this map has been downloaded 213 times, and there was so little in return, i've decided to remove the map from here, please contact me if you want to get the map, or make one yourself.


Please tell me if you have problem indexing your map, in worst case, give it to me, and i'll index it for you :)

indexing maps with the newest version of Navitel have some problems... i index my maps with the old version


I do NOT support converting licensed maps. If you do, i am not responsible for anything that will happen to you (getting arrested, war,getting killed...) DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK when converting licensed maps.
This guide is for making any map work on any android device available (and has GPS)
It's about converting the maps into a format that is compatible with an app on Android.
I)What You Need:
- PC
- Android phone
- GPSMapEdit (for PC)
- Navitel (for Phone)
- a map with any format
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NOTE: GPSMapEdit and Navitel are paid and NOT FREE!!
II)What To Do:
1- open GPSMapEdit on PC
2- drag and drop a map to the blank GPSMapEdit screen
3- select ALL the maps from the container to open, if your PC is slow, you'll have to wait a bit
4- when opened, click file, export, Navitel 3.2.6 map (*.nm2)
5- it will prepare itself, and start converting...
6- i have a 2.33GHz quad core CPU and 4GB RAM, and it took about 30 Mins to convert and export... please BE PATIENT!!! if you want to know that the program is not in the "not responding" state, open task manager-performance, and see that the CPU graphs are getting a little above 50%.
PLEASE READ!!!
the conversion process most likely WILL FAIL!! with an error.
the error i got was:
WARNING: There are two nodes at the same position
this error can be fixed.
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III)How To Fix The Overlaying Errors:
1- when you get the above error, close the message box
2- Open tools, verify map...
3- deselect everything and only keep "Check routable polylines for self-intersections in nodes" and hit start
4- you'll see a list of the same errors that you saw in the exporting process, don't panic! just double click on one of them and the screen will move to its position.
5- locate the overlaying nodes,
5a- select them, right click and press "connect to nearest nodes"
5b- or, split the overlaying nodes, and delete all of them, but keep one (this is usually harder)
6- when you're done, and the list of errors is gone, export and finish.
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On Phone:
1- Download and install Navitel
2- Run it, and finish the setup (language, others....)
3- When done, don't do anything related to maps, but just close Navitel.
4- open a file browser, you'll see a folder called "NavitelContent"
5- Open it and go to the maps folder.
6- in the maps folder, put the exported .nm2 map in it.
7- relaunch Navitel
7a- open menu, settings, map, user maps, press the add button (the middle one), and choose /mnt/sdcard/NavitelContent/Maps/
7b- Navitel will index the newly created map, and when finished, it will show it to you.
There you go :D Fully working maps, on android... i followed those very steps, and now i'm selling my map for 10$.
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TIPS:
1- On GPSMapEdit, it takes alot of time to repeat the connect to nearest nodes process for removing the errors.... one fast thing to do is first do it manually the first time, and then you can press F4 to repeat the process
2- usually, overlaying errors occure on roundabouts, and roundabouts have lots of nodes, the solution is in the list of errors. there's the coordinates for each overlay, you can follow these coordinates to specify the exact node.
3- if the "connect to nearest nodes" is grayed out, this means that there are two groups of nodes that are overlaying, split all the nodes and then reconnect them into one group, or do III) 5b
That's it! good luck converting :D
Support is ON for converting free maps, OFF for converting paid/lisenced maps, so if you have an issue, please specify what map are you converting, and if it is free or paid/licensed
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ONLY FOR LEBANESE PEOPLE Lebanon map v1.5 (v2 is coming in bug-free, when you guys test the v1.5 for me)
Or for the ones willing to go to lebanon...
I have officially converted a lebanon garmin map to android... Yes moderators and admins, this is not illegal as there is no map for lebanon, and i made it to garmin then converted it to android... It's all me...
The map is here: (as of v1.5)

nm2 Format: REMOVED
nm3 Format: REMOVED


nm3 format is faster, it doesn't need indexing, so the app will launch faster, but if you still want to index the map yourself, i left the nm2 format for you, but i do not give support for it.

The map works on an app called Navitel (paid from market)... It has some bugs, but it'll have to do.
1- Download and install Navitel (remember, we are lebanese, we help each other)
2- Run it, and finish the setup (language, others....)
3- When done, don't do anything related to maps, but just close Navitel.
4- open a file browser, you'll see a folder called "NavitelContent"
5- Open it and go to the maps folder.
6- in the maps folder, put the GMapsup2.nm2 map file in it.
7- relaunch Navitel
7a- open menu, settings, map, user maps, press the add button (the middle one), and choose /mnt/sdcard/NavitelContent/Maps/
7b- Navitel will index the newly created map, and when finished, it will show it to you.
That's it! Now you have a fully working offline GPS map for lebanon :D
please lebanese dudes, help me fix the map bugs by testing it and reporting flaws (Like illogical routes, hangs/crashes on route calculations..) and if you can find the corrupted point, please tell me its coordinates so i can fix it in v2
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Changelog:
v1.5b(11/10/2012)

-no updates on nm2
-created the faster nm3 format.
-now you can launch the app faster than ever before using the greater nm3 format, without the need of indexing.

v1.5 (25/8/2012)
-fixed Jounieh Road corruptions.
-fixed ALOT of bugs in Bhamdoun and Saoufar.
-better GPS reception by polishing the map.
v1.1 (26/6/2012)
-fixed ALOT of bugs, but there is still some...
v1
-initial release

7 comments:

  1. Hey author,
    I need some help, I was using navitel 5.xxx on my android phone until recently when I installed a custom rom it stopped working. I'm now using navitel 7.xxx is perfectly working but, my nm2 maps are not compatible. I need some help converting these to nm3.
    I'm from Sri Lanka and maps are not freely available.
    Thank you

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    1. give me a link to the index file and the nm2 file, and i'll give you the nm3 file as soon as i'm available

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  2. Hello im from Lebanon in navitel 7.xxx the nm2 file doesn't work please can i have a copy of the nm3 file for Lebanon map ?
    Thank you :)

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    1. Please if you can send it this is my email address : tonyhabib01@gmail.com

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  3. I need some help, I was using navitel 5.xxx on my android phone until recently when I installed a custom rom it stopped working. I'm now using navitel 7.xxx is perfectly working but, my nm2 maps are not compatible. I need some help converting these to nm3.
    these are the .nm2 files
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/eu97qchmu2k7u26/Atlas-LionLK.com.zip
    please send me a .nm3 file to this email ashan.sandeepa@gmail.com

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  4. hi rirozizo brother. i need pakistan maps for garmin street pilot 1.49. can u provide me..? after lot of google search i find only this blog from where i can get help or respons. my second query is i have streeet pilot apk supported for devices with 800x480 resolution, got from

    http://www.apk-house.us/2014/04/garmin-streetpilot-149-android-for.html

    i am using htc explorer(pico) how can it be compatible with pico resolution. bcz site from whr i downloaded apk tells supported resolution can be changed bt did not provided link of post how to do that. if u can guide me thnx in advanc. my email add leathelhit@gmail.com

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    1. sorry, i can't provide you with the maps, you have to find them on your own.

      i also don't know how to change resolution compatibility... maybe upgrade the device? :D

      This project is now dead since coPilot published a better, free app in the playstore, and we now have 3G here in Lebanon so we can all use google maps which is best.

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