Changing the maps layout
In order to ensure the best possible readability on the respective device, by default the “Region.img” maps for your Garmin are displayed in a wider layout (Wide Layout) than the maps displayed in Basecamp (Thin Layout).
The Thin Layout will be applied to your new Garmin IMG map (gmapsupp.img) if you only install single tiles using Basecamp (MapInstall) or Mapsource. To change the layout in your Garmin unit, I provide a tool:
Caution: Never drag and drop Garmin images from other sources – you will lose the original style and the map will no longer work!
If you prefer to see the wide layout in Basecamp as well, all you have to do is change the so-called TYP file for the map. This is best done with
Let’s start by downloading ReplaceTyp.zip:
Unzip the content to any directory. Remember your directory, we will need the 2022p.typ and the 2022pn.typ.
Download & Install JaVaWa GMTK
Have a look at the little video where I change from the Thin Layout to the Wide Layout to see how changing the TYP file is done with JaVaWa: