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Japanese Map for 1040

Michael Mumford

Cruising
Jun 5, 2013
44
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Has anyone bought a Japanese Garmin 1040 yet? If you have are you willing to provide a Map file to me? I'm willing to pay for the file. I have an American Garmin 1040 and don't have the Japanese map. Thanks
THank you
Mike
 

Benedikt

Speeding Up
Nov 5, 2021
31
37
Non Japanese Garmin devices don't support Japanese letters, so you can't use the Japanese map on them.
I'll PM you a link to maps made from OpenStreetMaps. It's what I use and should work on your 1040.

The roads/everything is in romaji and usually automatic, so some place names will be incorrect but I make do.
Generally I don't use the search function on the Garmin anyway, as long as the GPS works you can use it for any pre made routes you have.
 
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Michael Mumford

Cruising
Jun 5, 2013
44
9
Thanks, I will download the map and give it a try. I have an old copy on my 1030, but when I transfer it to the 1040 it messed up the 1040. So maybe I just had a corrupt file.
Thanks
Mike
 

saibot

Maximum Pace
May 29, 2012
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Official Japanese (and worldwide) Garmin maps are free on the 1040, you only need to connect your 1040 to Garmin express (on a PC/Mac), check the box for the Japanese map, wait for it to download and you're good to go
 

Michael Mumford

Cruising
Jun 5, 2013
44
9
I opened the Garmin Express but I don't see where a box is for the map. Do you have a screen shot? Thanks
 

Michael Mumford

Cruising
Jun 5, 2013
44
9
I opened the Garmin Express but I don't see where a box is for the map. Do you have a screen shot? Thanks
you need the 1040 to be connected
Thank you, I just updated my express and now I have the buttons. Thanks again
 

Benedikt

Speeding Up
Nov 5, 2021
31
37
Official Japanese (and worldwide) Garmin maps are free on the 1040, you only need to connect your 1040 to Garmin express (on a PC/Mac), check the box for the Japanese map, wait for it to download and you're good to go
That's a great step -- Wish they'd bring that functionality backwards so I could get native maps on my unit.
A lot simpler than converting OpenStreetMap data, too!
 

Evo

Cruising
Apr 6, 2018
19
5
I have a set of scripts to make garmin compatible maps from OSM data. It also transliterates Japanese text into romanji (my garmins are non-Japanese models). Let me know if you'd like an img file or if you're interested in trying to actually run the scripts yourself.
 
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