• 1) GPS MAPS: and google maps compatibility

    Neither Google nor allows for other maps to be loaded to it.  These apps only run with their own maps.
  • 2) GPS MAPS: BMW Motorad Navigator 5

    Is compatible with the T4A GPS Maps. How to insert the T4A GPS Maps SD Card:
    The BMW Navigator 5 has an  SD Card slot, you will have to open at the back of the  device and remove the battery to see the SD Card slot, also on the back of the device, there is another "flap" on the back of the device too which you can open (or lift rather), to connect the USB Cable that you would have received when you purchased the GPS.
  • 3) GPS MAPS: The Garmin Overlander on Tracks4Africa

    We have tested the Overlander and here are our basic findings:
    • It only communicates to a Windows computer, not Mac.
    • It is possible to connect it to Basecamp on a Windows computer and we could load our maps to it and it is compatible.
    • Our SD Card version from 19.10 will work with the Overlander.  We realised that this unit and some other newer Garmin models require the folder structure on the Sd card to be slightly different and it was easy enough to include this change.
    • We could not find a way to load and copy tracks from the Overlander without having to use the Explorer app though. So that is a bit of an oversight on their side as this unit is made to use in remote areas without the implicit need for internet access.
    • The bracket the Overlander comes with does not hold up to off road travel for long.  Our unit was in fact shipped with a RAM ball adapter and I would strongly recommend doing this conversion and mounting the unit with RAM fittings and suction cups.
  • 4) GPS MAPS: Polnav Navigator

    Our Garmin SD cards will not work on this device.
    We manufacture a T4A SD card which runs on WinCE and supply this to Planet Electronics. It could be that this may work however we cannot say for sure as we do not create cards specifically for the device you have. The manufacturer or dealer should be able to assist you with this.
    We do not sell the WinCE cards ourselves but you can contact Planet Electronics.

    Mapsource will only be compatible with older Garmin GPS units.

    Mapsource was phased out many years ago by Garmin, so there is no new updates on it, hence it keeps on working. But as Garmin introduces new GPS models these are not compatible with Mapsource. Mapsource will not work with new units from the last three years.

    Basecamp is compatible with new and old Garmin GPS units - however in the latest Basecamp update there is a problem with transferring GPS maps from Basecamp to a GPS unit. (June 2018).


    Our Tracks4Africa GPS maps are only compatible to Garmin GPS devices only.

    Requirements for your GPS to be compatible with our maps:

    • Must be able to read Garmin maps
    • Must be able to receive maps (a SD card slot is not a requirement)
    • Should be able to receive automotive maps from PC /Mac
    We also sell Garmin GPS units and accessories on our online shop - have a look here.

    Examples of Compatible Garmin Devices: (ie. please note there are many more compatible Garmin Devices, these are just a few examples. Some may be outdated. All new Garmin Devices should be compatible with Tracks4Africa Maps).

    • Garmin Aera Range:
      •  We have not been using this specific unit ourselves but that from what we can see it should work as the unit allows you to add maps and it has street navigation.
    • Garmin BMW Motorrad Navigator
    • Garmin Camper 760
    • Garmin Camper 780
    • Garmin Dezl 780LMT-D HGV 6.95" Sat Nav
    • Garmin Drive 40 LMT
    • Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-S
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 50 LMT-D
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 55MT-S
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 55
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 66
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 76
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 86
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 LMT-S
    • Garmin Drive 52 LMT-S
    • Garmin Drive 60 LMT
    • Garmin Drive 61 LMT-S
    • Garmin Edge Touring
    • Garmin Edge 1000
    • Garmin eTrex 20 (is a good option, but the screen is a bit small)
    • Garmin eTrex 22x
    • Garmin eTrex 30 (is a good option, but the screen is a bit small)
    • Garmin eTrex 32x
    • Garmin Etrex Touch 25
    • Garmin Etrex Touch 35 (ie. The SD card slot is behind the batteries, inside the compartment)
    • Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar (This device has not been tested - we do think its possible to load our maps to it, but we are unsure if routing will work. You can request a test map from us to try it out)
    • Garmin Fenix 7x - Sapphire Solar Edition (This device has been tested - our maps can be loaded to it and routing also works)
    • Garmin GPSMap 64x
    • Garmin GPSMap 65s
    • Garmin GPSMap 66i
    • Garmin GPSMap 276Cx
    • Old Garmin GPSMap 276C (refer to also to FAQ 'Using T4A GPS Maps on the Old Garmin GPSMap 276C')
    • Garmin inReach Mini Orange
    • Garmin Monterra
    • Garmin NuviCam
    • GARMIN NuviCam LMTHD
    • Garmin Montana 600
    • Garmin Montana 650t
    • Garmin Montana 700
    • Garmin Montana 700i
    • Garmin Montana 750i
    • Garmin Colorado 300
    • Garmin Nüvi 40
    • Garmin Nüvi 40LM
    • Garmin Nüvi 42LM
    • Garmin Nüvi 50
    • Garmin Nüvi 200
    • Garmin Nüvi 205
    • Garmin Nüvi 205W
    • Garmin Nüvi 500
    • Garmin Nüvi 1300
    • Garmin Nüvi 2300
    • Garmin Nüvi 2595
    • Garmin Nüvi 2597
    • Garmin Nüvi 2789
    • Garmin Nüvi 3790
    • Garmin Nüvi 3760
    • Garmin Oregon 450
    • Garmin Oregon 750
    • Garmin Overlander (ie. Older SD cards may not show up but from our 19.10 version is definitely compatible; Note that Overlander only supports Windows and not MAC) 
    • Garmin Zumo 350
    • Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S
    • Garmin Zumo 595
    • Garmin Zumo 660
    • Garmin Zumo XT

    Incompatible Garmin Devices:

    • Garmin Edge 820 (ie. If trying to load the T4A GPS Maps onto this device's internal memory, the T4A GPS Map might wipe the Topo Map that is pre-loaded on the Garmin Edge 820).
    • Garmin eTrex 10 (ie. it cannot handle maps)
    • Garmin Forerunner 610 (ie. Garmin Forerunner 610 does not support any kind of mapping. It is a fitness device not intended for navigation).
    • Garmin Foretrex 401 (ie. it is not a map capable GPS, i.e. it does not have the ability to load maps).
    • Garmin GPSMAP® 60CSx (ie. The T4A GPS Maps on SD card will not work on this unit, as our SD cards are 4GIG, and this unit only accepts data cards of 64MB. Individual Mapsets purchased per region from our online shop will work, taken their sizes do not exceed 64MB. As at 2020 none of our regional maps exceeds 64MB. These maps are then opened in Mapsource/Basecamp (using MapInstall) on the customers PC, where they are then transferred to the connected GPS Device, to an SD Card of size 64MB).
    • Garmin inReach Explorer+  (ie. The inReach is actually a repurposed DeLorme unit bought by Garmin and rebranded, however they never changed the firmware to be compatible with Garmin maps, hence the reason our Garmin compatible maps will not work for this device).
    • Garmin Tread: it is not compatible with our routing.

    Garmin Devices Discontinued: (ie. Note that Garmin still provides support for these devices)

    • Garmin Drive 50LM (P/N: 010-01532-4B) and Drive 60LM (P/N: 010-01533-4B).
    • Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT (P/N: 010-01541-4A)
    • Garmin DashCam 35 (P/N: 010-01507-04)
    • Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT (P/N: 010-01540-4A)

    Other incompatible devices:

    • Polnav Navigator

    Tracks4Africa Blog articles for more information: