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    I have found out this very important factor as well.

    If the Map has a TYP file with Polygons and/or Polylines.The Nuvi will obey the TYP file and disregard the info in the Map Theme File.
    Many people on Internet have said (I changed this colour but it did not work) Answer: the Map has a TYP File.
    Most Recent City Navigator Maps have no Polygons or Polylines in the TYP File (Only EXTRA POI Icons like Shell,Macdonalds etc).
    These Maps are ideal for manipulating with Map Themes.
    We can also remove or Modify the Typ File on other Maps that we need to manipulate with Map themes.

    I Fully Agree, that an Empty Map Theme is Garmin Maptheme and is the Ideal Starting Point for Editing.

    Another Point XMLNotepad FREE from Microsoft Website is an ideal XML Editor which is 100% Compatible with Garmin Map Themes
    This will save a lot of typing.
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    If the Map has a TYP file with Polygons and/or Polylines.The Nuvi will obey the TYP file and disregard the info in the Map Theme File
    This is also for building, but if you change in two place, you overwrite Polygons and/or Polylines.
    I try to change color of building becouse in night is hard to see and when i only change building color nothing happend becouse CN overlap color.
    If you also change background color then work like charm.

    When you have problem that your color dont work, try to change it in two area like i write on previous page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelozip View Post
    Caty, I understand your post as a quiet and polite response denying the arguments of my last post. If we consider the images that you posted, my assertions do not hold up, but I reaffirm what I said. I agree that only arguments are not enough, we need concrete evidence, but it is not the case with the images you show. What is the source? What is the theme file software version? (looks pretty old, because not even have the theme Navigon). Would that the Belgium, Luxembourg and Polska themes are empty or not? We do not know, although they appear to have different content. The only way to know would be if we make our own capture or use recent images from known and trusted sources. Also we do not know which version of firmware gps is used, which map used (when there is not City Navigator the themes can work imperfectly). It is also important to mention the country, there is a possibility of a color overlay with maps that have local peculiarities.
    I can say with absolute certainty that these empty themes are using the same parameters of garmin theme, like show some images that follow, identical for both themes, in my country and and in the following conditions: nuvi 3790 -> 3490, fw 7.20, CNSA 2013.30, I even did capture.
    No you misunderstood my post, I wanted just to show some themes picures and differencies in a 2460, from a pdf link I had in my bookmarks.
    The source is clearly in the url of the pdf and comes from this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] February 2012. I presume the map themes are Theme Files software version 2.70 coz of the post's date, but I havent checked and it's CNE.
    For more infos visit Harold's site [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I just try to collect infos and post them to animate discussions
    About TYP and Themes as said, often TYP overrides theme,but not in all the features, for example the line thickness in theme changes line thickness in TYP.
    Colors and line types come form TYP, icons too.
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    These empty themes are rather example of Garmin laziness

    You are right about default style. IMO priority goes like that:
    - colors and patterns form TYP file but line width changed by theme,
    - colors and line width from theme,
    - definitions form firmware.
    Thanks, Kanopus

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    I'm looking for themes to use with my 3490, but found no where. The standard set is boring, Navigon theme is different, but less contrasting and informative than the standard Garmin theme.

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    I think if you read with patience this topic can make your own theme or variations of existing ones. If you want a different theme, built with defined objective, but it can be used normally see in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] If you make an interesting theme, do not forget to post here in the fórum.
    Last edited by angelozip; 22nd January 2013 at 13:09.
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    Default Changing the Colour of Urban Land Day & Night

    The Map Theme Style for Changing the Colour of Urban Land (City and Suburban) is MAP_URBAN_LAND_CLR.

    This Example Demonstrates this style by changing urban land from Grey to Yellow (day) and Mauve (night).
    With Blue Navigation line. (Style MAP_RTE_ACTV_LEG_CLR).

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    Another File with 3 Similar Map themes.

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    Last edited by dasilvarsa; 22nd January 2013 at 21:59.
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    Default Nuvi map themes for daylight - any clearer versions?

    I've just bought a Nuvi 2455 and the available map themes are very limited - it's like going from "light colored hard to see" to "lighter colored harder to see". I've tried customising the KMTF files but i was not succesful - i'm not whether i was doing it right or not.

    DOes anyone have a good nuvi map theme .KMTF file that has great contrast for daylight ? the current options have the roads in light colors so the roads just disappear into the light colored background in bright conditions in the car - I love my TOMTOMs colors and they way the TOMTOMs colors can be edited......

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    @ jackie121

    I moved your post in correct 3rd

    Read with care ALL this Topic...and also here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Bye,bye

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    Hi,
    I formated my 3790T and losed my map themes. I found in this forum some links to download and put the files in the Themes/Map directory but it don't work. Is there a magic to do it work? I can see only a Garmin Theme in my GPS.

 

 
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