Free Serbia topographic maps for Garmin GPS
Thanks to Miroslav Fa, a local GPS enthusiast, Garmin users have access to a full, free set of topo maps of Serbia and Montenegro, which can be installed in Garmin MapSource as an additional map pack.
With his permission I have hosted them here as a free download:
DOWNLOAD Setup-Srbija-Topo-20-ver-0-99.exe– 70Mb) – please go easy with my bandwidth, don’t download this unless you really think you need it – it’s a big file. Hotlinking is not permitted.
To install, simply run the .exe file and install in the folder of your existing MapSource installation. No unlocking required. Topo data may only be visible at a zoom of 10km and below, so don’t be surprised if the map seems blank when you first install it! This data can be uploaded to a Garmin GPS device via MapSource, again, no unlock codes required. However, the files are quite big, so if you have a small memory on your device like me, you will only be able to install a few sections.
This set of topographical maps is just that – ONLY topo information is included, presumably taken from the freely available NASA Shuttle Radar TopoGraphy Mission data. This means you have JUST the topographic features of Serbia and Montenegro – no roads, trails, just contour data (isohypses) and elevation tags.
But it’s a start, and it’s great for mountain climbers and hikers who want to get out there and explore, and who are comfortable as long as they have a feel for the terrain.
So thanks to Miroslav once again for his hard work, and we hope you’ll find this useful.
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