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Worldwide (light)

World wide map extracts at https://extract.bbbike.org/ provided by Wolfram Schneider


  • Customizable area can be chosen
  • Output formats are in Ascii or unicode (UTF-8)
  • weekly updates from the OSM database
  • Contour layer (40m) available
A world wide selection of countries on Lambertus' garmin.openstreetmap.nl (light version only) -

Note: this site seems no longer maintained!




  1. Choose map type; the routable bicycle is the Openfietsmap (Lite).
  2. After you have selected the map type, you can either choose a predefined country or make a manual selection for a (limited) region.
  3. Fill in a valid e-mail address to request your map. Sometimes a direct download button will appear if someone else recently has 'ordered' the same maps.
  4. After a while you will receive the link to a download page by e-mail. On this site you can choose several file formats to download (Windows, Mac OSX (gmap), a GPS version (gmapsupp.img) and a zip file with the individual tiles without installer (Linux).
  5. More detailed instructions can be found in this tutorial
  6. Update frequency ~ once a month (varies)


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