I am looking for Georgia maps for supported for Garmin device. Especially I'm interested in Svaneti and Kazbegi regions. Is there any place I could find such maps?


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The Openstreetmap wiki has an overview of downloadable maps for Garmin devices. If you're interested in hiking, you may want to look at their hiking maps page; those services may include more information of interest to hikers and some include contours as well, but most are not (easily) downloadable for offline use on Garmin devices. In general I used to recommend Garmin Openstreetmap, but this service is often down. These days I use userbeam for downloadable maps (but right now I get a certificate error here). When it works, in the drop-down list, just select Europe -> Georgia (they classify Georgia as Europe, even though it's mostly Asia). Otherwise check out other sources on the linked overview.

Note that it does not cover topographic information, so it is not enough for hiking. For Georgia, I would print out some old soviet maps, which probably cover Georgia pretty well. If you're lucky enough to be in a highly frequented area, there are probably commercial topographic maps as well. I've also had some luck on downloading Soviet topo maps to my Garmin device, but they were very slow to load, they're (naturally) not routable, and therefore not great as a sole solution.

  • It doesn't have the download option. Are you sure this site allows you to download the maps?
    – Ostati
    Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 16:12
  • @Ostati It does have this option, there is a link Download map now! that appears when I select Europe -> Georgia, pointing to this download link. I've downloaded there many times and it's working for me right now.
    – gerrit
    Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 21:45
  • I got it. It just didn't work due to site being down at that moment. Thx
    – Ostati
    Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 15:28
  • @Ostati You're right, it's a frequently unreliable site. I've edited the answer to refer to a list of other options.
    – gerrit
    Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 20:25
  • @gerrit I thought it did, at least with newer devices, but looking further maybe I'm wrong. There is now non-android (e.g. Windows) software that it works with, but the converters don't extend to Garmin (previous comment deleted) Commented Dec 1, 2020 at 12:42

The Garmen GPS maps do not show detail in the regions such as Mtskheta where Kazbegi is located. I used and still use the free app maps.me in Mtskheta, Kakheti, Shida Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Guria, and Adjara. To get this, you have to first download the app to your iPhone, then the Georgia specific map. It works offline, shows your location, maps directions, and has the pin points for some sites of interest.


Quite good maps you can download http://garmin.opentopomap.org/ If you want to get some GPS coordinates of Georgia Svaneti area, some trek coordinates for GPS device: http://www.zmidloch.com/outdoor-blog/svaneti-trek-georgian-caucasus/

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