After installing the TalkyToaster OpenStreetmap onto my Garmin Edge 800 (see tutorial here) I think it will come in quite useful after all.
I do prefer the look of the classic OS discoverer map when in the middle zoom levels, but I think the OSM map will excel in the fine details of the close up.
The screenshots below attempt to show this, with the Velomap thrown in for comparison.
The screenshots shown at the end of the video appear below.
I’ve shown 4 zoom levels, which can be gauged by the scale marker at the top of each screenshot.
They go down from 5 miles, 1.2 miles, 0.2 miles and 200 feet.
Ordnance Survey Discoverer
- Velomap looks quite pale and bland on the Garmin screen, as it lacks contrast.
- Talkytoaster seems very usable at all zoom levels, though because it’s based on OSM, some smaller roads may not have been mapped yet.
- Discoverer maps look great in the mid range but are poor when zoomed in too far. (Update: I’ve posted screenshots of every available zoom level in this post.)
An ideal compromise would be for the Garmin device to display the Discoverer map at mid zoom and then switch to the TalkyToaster map for the ultra high zooms.
But at this stage, I’m not sure if it can do such a thing.
Can anyone shed any light on that?
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