No one likes the legal stuff, but its necessary. No guarantee is made as to the accuracy of these maps, or their suitability for any particular purpose (in some cases, there are *known* inaccuracies. Also, these maps are not endorsed in any way by Garmin, and hence Garmin will obviously offer you no support should you have trouble with them.

The underlying topo data comes from the Geogratis Website (The BNDT dataset) (? Department of Natural Resources Canada. All rights reserved). This is essentially the data you get on the government issue 1:50,000 topo maps.

The road data comes from the GeoBase? website. This data at the moment does not have road names or address information, but the positional accuracy is very good (as compared to the StatsCan data set, which has road names and addresses, but poor accuracy)

The maps are compiled using a free online compiler at .

All data used in these maps was obtained under an ?Unrestricted End User licence? of the distributing bodies. (the details of that license are available at and The use of this data does not construe an endorsement by any third party)

The compiler I use forces me to place a few additional restrictions on the use of the data from this site. You may not redistribute any of the maps here for commercial purposes. You may make copies, and give them away, but under no circumstances may you sell them, or repackage them and claim them as your own work (you may repackage smaller datasets and distribute those, provided that you acknowledge the source(s) of the data and that you do not charge for your repackaged versions)

The Detail

Covered NTS grids are shown below

The Download


Unfortunately, due to problems with hosting popular 3+GB files for download, I am no longer able to make the files available via direct download. They are available via BitTorrent (see YouTube videos) or you can contact me to purchase a DVD ($25)

If you'd like to support my efforts (I'm a poor starving student) feel free, but you are in no way obligated to do so.

I particularly like cash and geocoins.

If you're having trouble, check out the video tutorials (1|2|3)

Dale Atkin
da tk in at ib yc us? com
12 Country Lane Dr.
Calgary, AB
T3Z 1J2