New year... new map!
I will now offer my maps in a universal format that can be used on almost any device under any operating system (MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android). But to make use of these maps, you must first install a free open source program called Mobile Atlas Creator ("MOBAC" for short).
That post was four years ago. Bumping this old thread now to let everyone know that, unfortunately, I'm winding down support for Mobile Atlas Creator and downloadable maps. It was fun while it lasted, but MOBAC is just too problematic. This was brought home recently when I spent a whole afternoon trying to get it working on my new Macintosh and ultimately failed. Then I went through a long exchange of PM's with another NJPB member and we couldn't get it working on his new Windows 10 computer. To add insult to injury, in order to download the Java Development Kit, you now need to register and create an account at Oracle. This is all just too complicated.... I want out.
Beyond that, Garmin has never properly supported this kind of map, they have restricted you to a very small coverage area at one zoom level, which is a pretty poor experience. The main advantage of MOBAC is using the maps on a phone in a variety of apps. But the new boydsmaps web app
already offers a large number of maps and is compatible with all phones and computers.
So, the bottom line is that all the downloadable maps at boydsmaps.com
will soon be going away. I don't have a firm date for this, but if you want any of these maps this is your "last call". They're very large files (up to 16gb) and I will not
send them to you after they're removed from the site. Please download anything you want now. You'll also need to figure out how to use them on your own since I'm not going to support MOBAC in the future. There's a detailed tutorial
available on my site, but the section on installing MOBAC is already out of date and it will not be revised.
Mobile Atlas Creator just isn't a good solution anymore and it's time to move on. I also need to free up valuable (and expensive) disk space on the server which can be put to better use.