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    Hi,
    May I know is it possible to create a map overlay consisting of zones and labels to the existing maps in Nuvi2565?
    What software can I use to do that?

    TIA.

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    Overlay map usually is limited to lines and points, but you can experiment with areas too, you can for example define semi-transparent pattern for area.

    There are many tools, free and commercial:
    Creating and editing maps: GPSMapEdit, MapEdit++, Global Mapper.
    Compiling maps: cgpsmapper, mkgmap, MapTk.
    Editing TYP (skin): TYPViewer, MpaTK, ati.land.cz/gps/typdecomp/editor.cgi
    Universal tool for all these tasks: Mapwel.
    Thanks, Kanopus

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    I tried using the free version of cgpsmapper to create a custom polygon (with hatching) in a single img.
    However, the polygon still remains as a solid color without the customised type.
    Can any kind soul out here post a sample mp file that can be used to create a custom polygon for me to compile and upload directly into my GPSr?

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    You have to use TYP file to get transparent polygons. Standard types usually have solid colors in GPS.
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    What I want to achieve is to just have a single polish format mp file with the customise polygon section to compile it into a single img file for uploading to GPSr.
    I don't want to have a separate TYP file and a IMG file to upload.
    Can this be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ykcin View Post
    What I want to achieve is to just have a single polish format mp file with the customise polygon section to compile it into a single img file for uploading to GPSr.
    I don't want to have a separate TYP file and a IMG file to upload.
    TYP file is subfile for uploaded IMG file. It is not work as separate file! The customs polygon section do not allow to use not-standard Garmin texture, but TYP section in uploaded IMG give you this possibility. Garmin always use TYP too and you no need to worry it is official Garmin tool!
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    I see.
    I thought I can combine the custom polygon type file with the map file into a single mp file for compilation by cgpsmapper.
    So now I need to create them separately: a custom polygon type file and a map file for compilation by cgpsmapper separately.
    Then what software to combine the TYP and IMG file for uploading to GPSr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ykcin View Post
    Then what software to combine the TYP and IMG file for uploading to GPSr?
    You can use GmapTool
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