Managing free maps for Garmin BaseCamp – MacOS

You can download free OpenStreet Maps from here, see a guid here on how to select and download the map.

The downloaded maps can be installed using ManageMaps (a custom app from Garmin, not on the app store) or simply by copying the content of the zip to either:

  • /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/
  • /Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/ (

See this for more info

While this makes the map available in BaseCamp it doesn’t really make it easy to download multiple maps and manage these. So download JaVaWa GMTK which is a utility tool to enable e.g. rename of the map making it easier to manage a set of different maps.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.