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Campsite POIs do not show on GPSMAP 64s

Dear Forum

I recently acquired a Garmin GPSMAP 64s which I was hoping to use for backpacking/hiking adventures. One of the things that I would like to use my gps for is finding campsites. I downloaded the Open Street Map from the http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ website and loaded it onto my gps through basecamp after installing the latest firmware through garmin express.

The problem is that when I press the find button and select the lodging category, the only options that appear are
"All categories"
"Hotel or Motel"
"Bed and Breakfast or" (which doesn't seem to fit on the screen)

I would expect there to be other options like the campground option that appears in basecamp. If anybody could give me any help with this I would be very appreciative

/FactualOrc

Comments

  • DaveM 159 Points
    Are there any campgrounds on the map? If there are none the category won't be listed. If you have a map with campgrounds it will be under "Find" "Lodging" "Campgrounds".
  • FactualOrc 0 Points
    I have two maps installed the open street map from the specified website and the topo UK & Ireland light v3 map. both of these would seem to have campsite nodes on them, as I can search for them and view them on basecamp, its just that they don't appear on my actual handheld
  • DaveM 159 Points
    Is the map enabled? If you push the Find key and select Lodging what do you get? On my 64s with a map for my state from the site you link to above Campground is the 5th item on the list.
  • FactualOrc 0 Points
    Yes both the maps I listed are enabled and when I press the find button and select lodging I get 3 options:
    "All categories"
    "Hotel or Motel"
    "Bed and Breakfast or" (which doesn't seem to fit on the screen)
  • DaveM 159 Points
    I think the "Bed and Breakfast" or is "Inn". If you look under "All categories" do you see any campgrounds?

    Can you post a link to the maps you are using? In the case of the OSM map from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ if you don't have a link to the map you downloaded which map type and country select or did you select tiles? I would like to take a look at what you have and see if I can spot anything.
  • FactualOrc 0 Points
    I'm using the Generic Routable (new style) OSM of Ireland, here is the link http://osm.pleiades.uni-wuppertal.de/garmin/generic_new/12-05-2015/f99794551e3ba167cb4563dfaa0dde53

    I am also using the maps that came preloaded with my device, that being the global basemap and topo UK & Ireland light v3 map which can be found here https://buy.garmin.com/en-IE/GB/prod513040.html
  • DaveM 159 Points
    I downloaded the OSM map you linked to and found what you are finding. BaseCamp had campgrounds but not the GPS. Looking into the map of my state that has campground listed I found all of them in BaseCamp but only part of them on the 64s. I then looked at OSM and found the listed campsites are tagged as "tourism=camp_site" and the unlisted are tagged as "tourism=caravan_site". The ones I spot checked on the map you have are tagged as "tourism=caravan_site". I also tried my eTrex 20 and received the same results as my 64s.

    It looks like Garmin has a bug with how POIs are displayed in their GPS
  • FactualOrc 0 Points
    Awesome, looks like we found the problem. I'll let the guys know over at the OSM forums. Perhaps they can get it fixed or else I'll have to dig into the files I have myself. Thanks a bunch for your help!
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