OpenFietsMap is a free routable cycling map for Garmin GPS units*. The map is based on data from www.openstreetmap.org. OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them.
Cartography: © Openfietsmap.nl
Map data: © Openstreetmap contributors
*) Android smartphones/tablets with the Oruxmaps app can also read the Openfietsmaps (as non routable layer). An Openfietsmap style for Osmand is in development.
In the download section you can find a version for the GPS which includes a Windows installer to install the map automatically in Mapsource or Basecamp on your pc. There is also a Mac version (gmap) for Garmin Roadtrip/Basecamp available. The Benelux light version does not include contour lines and has limited landuse forms (no buildings, grass- and farmlands etc).
OpenFietsMap Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg as well as a small border area (Germany and N-France). Main focus of the map is on cyclists, so the routing will try to follow cycling lanes and routes as much as possible. Car routing is not supported.
The Openstreetmap data in the Netherlands is quite detailed since the the donation of the complete streetnetwork by AND in 2007. However, a lot of cyclepaths were not part of this AND network and has to be added by volunteers. Thanks to their participation the OSM data is now quite accurate in some regions and still getting better, but unfortunately this is not everywhere the case yet.
It would be great if the users of this map can participate in the Openstreetmap project to make the OSM map even better.
This can be done by reporting errors, adding GPS tracks to the map database, adding or editing missing roads and bike paths, adding waypoints etc. For more info visit the participating section.
Screen shot from Garmin Basecamp
What is available on OpenFietsMap?
This version includes contourlines (10m interval). A combination with the Benelux is also available.
This mapset covers almost whole Europe, contour lines (25m interval) are included.
Worldwide (Openfietsmap Lite)
On garmin.openstreetmap.nl you can make a worldwide selection of predefined countries or a (limited) selection of tiles. Choose the option Routable Bicycle for the Openfietsmap Lite version. This light version does not include contourlines, buildings, extended landuse (grass, farmland etc).
SD-cards (plug & play) with cycle route maps
In co-operation with Recreatief-Fietsen.nl, you can also order cycling route maps on a 4 GB micro SD card, ready to use for your GPS.
Features not supported / known bugs