GPS Maps for Garmin

NOTE: Please refer to FAQ number 1 below if you experience a Map transfer problem with Garmin Basecamps’ version – for WINDOWS only: when transferring files to your Garmin GPS, the T4A GPS Maps may not be visible on the Garmin GPS Unit.

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  • 1) VIDEOS: Installing T4A Maps on Your Mac (From SD Card)

  • 2) GPS MAPS: Removing T4A POI clutter on Garmin Maps

    Garmin, for some or other reason, has included a random T4A POI layer on their units as follows for example: 

    This is creating an annoyance on Garmin users devices, as POI around them pop up all over the place on their screen represented by white T4A number 4’s.

    You can follow the steps below in order to remove this.

    Please note that T4A has never requested Garmin to incorporate our POIs into their maps and device in this manner. We are currently investigating the issue: To solve:

    Step 1: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable the device came with.

    Step 2: Open Garmin Express, navigate to your device, once you have selected your device in Garmin express, please select “Map options” (indicated in screen shot below)

    Step 3: Select “Reinstall map” followed by “Continue”.

    Step 4: Allow the reinstallation of the map to complete, this will load the corrected files onto your device which will solve the clutter of the Tracks4Africa Pois on the map screen when navigating.

  • 3) VIDEOS: Transferring T4A Maps to Your GPS using Windows

  • 4) VIDEOS: Transferring T4A Maps to Your GPS using Mac (MapInstall)


     The problem lies in Basecamp.

    We have advised Garmin of this issue.

    Temporary Solutions:

    If you have an older GPS unit (ie. Mapsource is only compatible with older units) – Click here to download a free version of Mapsource and to use that instead of BaseCamp. Your problem should then be resolved


    Contact our sales staff for assistance.

    Our sales staff will then send you a temporary download link, containing an .img file which you will have to install on your Garmin unit.

    Please follow these steps once you have received the download link email / download link:

    Please download this file in the email you will receive from Tracks4Africa. You will be directed to a downloads webpage where you will find the .img file to download unless you have been emailed the .img file directly you don’t have to access it from a downloads page then.

    It is advisable to access the webpage on the internet, via a Google Chrome or Firefox browser for best results. (ie. do not try to open the downloaded file or run it on your PC – its an .img file for a GPS Unit).

    Then connect your Garmin GPS unit to your PC.

    Then in Windows Explorer, or from a relevant spot in your PC, you need to copy this .img file to either: (Please note different GPS units are behaving differently):

    • an SD Card in your GPS unit directly into a Garmin folder. If that does not work, try to copy the .img file to a Map folder (ie. create this folder on your SD card if there is no such folder yet)
    • or your GPS units’ internal memory – to a Garmin folder. If that does not work try to copy the .img file to a Map folder (ie. create this folder on your GPS units internal memory if there is no such folder yet)

    Also, please note:If there are any older Tracks4Africa GPS Map files in your Garmin folder, please copy all these old files to your PC in a safe folder, and then remove them from the Garmin folder on your GPS Unit. Be careful not to remove your Garmaps and their associated license (.lic) files from your GPS units internal memory.

    Your GPS Maps will then be visible on your GPS Unit.

    Troubleshooting:If you loaded the .img file to your GPS units internal memory, and it didn’t work, please remove it from there and try loading it to a GARMIN/MAP folder on your SD Card instead, and vice versa following the instructions as per above.


  • 6) VIDEOS: Installing MapInstall on Your Windows PC

  • 7) VIDEOS: Installing MapInstall on Your Mac

  • 8) VIDEOS: Installing T4A Maps on Your Windows PC (From Download Links)

  • 9) VIDEOS: Installing T4A Maps on Your Mac (From Download Links)

  • 10) VIDEOS: Installing T4A Maps on Your Windows PC (From SD Card)

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