Vector topographic map of Bulgaria for Garmin™ GPSr devices
BGtopoVJ-Pirin
Coverage
Bulgaria, Western Thrace and Macedonia


Formats
Garmin™ GPSr, Garmin™ MapSource®/BaseCamp™, ECW, JNX, MapNav, OsmAnd / Locus Map, OruxMaps, NaviComputer, WWW, WMS (GetCapabilities URI)


Release
BGtopoVJ-v3.00, June 30, 2011
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There are several vector maps of Bulgaria, which are compatible with the Garmin™ GPSr devices, varied among e.g. coverage, detail, accuracy, data types and functions, prices etc. The objective of this project is to allow free use of the popular raster maps from the Soviet army on Garmin™ GPSr devices and to promote the development of new cartographic products that would meet greater needs and demands of the mountaineers and/or other user categories.

One of the possible ways to achieve this goal is by automatic vectorization of raster images using special software. Mapwel 2011 Advanced (v. 2011, Build 8.3) has been chosen as the main tool for this project after a study and comparative analysis of the characteristics among 3 programs that offer this feature. The other two candidate programs — BMaP2MP and Moagu (The Mother Of All GPS Utilities) — have less features in function wise comparing to Mapwel. Other available options are summarized here.
BGtopoVJ
BGtopoVJ; cost — free; coverage — entire territory of Bulgaria and some parts of neighbouring countries; features extensive, precise and detailed topographic data collected between 1970 and 1991; digital elevation model and relief contour lines included.
BGMountains
BGMountains; cost — free; coverage — Alibotush, Belasitsa, Bozdag, Ezdemirska, Golo bardo, Kraishte, Lyubash, Lyulin, Maleshevska, Ograzhden, Osogovo, Pirin, Plana, Predbalkan, Rhodopes, Rila, Ruy, Sakar, Sredna gora (Ihtimanska, Sashtinska and Sarnena), Stara Planina (West, Central and East), Stargach, Strandzha, Strazha, Verila, Viskyar, Vitosha, Vlahina, including parts located in neighbouring countries (wider coverage under development); features newer and more precise topographic data, including current trail blazing signs; supports routing; relief contour lines included.
BG-ASTERv2-10m
BG-ASTERv2-10m; cost — free; coverage — entire territory of Bulgaria and some parts of neighbouring countries; relief contour lines included only; data extracted from the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model v2 (ASTER GDEM); ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA; minor contours every 10 meters, intermediate contours every 50 meters, and major contours every 100 meters; the map is transparent and suitable for simultaneous use with other maps.
BG-ASTERv2-20m
BG-ASTERv2-20m; cost — free; coverage — entire territory of Bulgaria and some parts of neighbouring countries; relief contour lines included only; data extracted from the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model v2 (ASTER GDEM); ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA; minor contours every 20 meters, intermediate contours every 100 meters, and major contours every 200 meters; the map is transparent and suitable for simultaneous use with other maps; a lighter version of the above mentioned BG-ASTERv2-10m map.
BG Topo Maps
BG Topo Maps; cost — free; coverage — entire territory of Bulgaria and small parts of neighbouring countries; relief contour lines included; development has been discontinued, last public version for Garmin™ GPSr is available here.
BG Topo Map
BG Topo Map; cost — free; coverage — parts of Bulgaria, with varying level of detail; (wider coverage under development); features newer and more precise topographic data; relief contour lines included.
BG Route
BG Route; cost — free; coverage — entire territory of Bulgaria, with varying level of detail; supports routing; derived from Pelala's map; the August 28th, 2008 version is available here.
Bulmaps Bulgaria
Bulmaps Bulgaria; cost — 36.00 BGN; coverage — Bulgaria with a relatively lower lever of detail; supports routing.
Bulmaps Balkans
Bulmaps Balkans; cost — 72.00 BGN; coverage — Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and the European part of Turkey) with a relatively lower lever of detail; supports routing.
BGRoutingMap
BGRoutingMap; cost — 70.00 BGN, coverage — entire territory of Bulgaria and small parts of neighbouring countries; supports routing (including in a significant number of smaller towns and villages, but not in all of them).
OFRM Geotrade
OFRM Geotrade; cost — 79.00 BGN, coverage — only the territory of Bulgaria with a relatively lower level of precision and detail; supports routing and includes off-road data; features a Digital Elevation Model (DEM); relief contour lines included.
OFRM Bulgaria
OFRM Bulgaria; cost — 130.00 BGN (sales discontinued); coverage — only the territory of Bulgaria with a relatively lower level of precision and detail; supports routing and includes off-road data; relief contour lines included.
Garmin™ City Navigator® Europe NT
Garmin™ City Navigator® Europe NT; cost — 89.99 Euro; coverage — roads, including streets in smaller settlements.
Garmin™ MapSource® WorldMap
Garmin™ MapSource® WorldMap; cost — 116.65 USD (sales discontinued); coverage — entire world at a very low level of detail; relief contour lines included.
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2.1 Separate archives for each map sheet (the vector maps suitable for Garmin™ GPSr devices are based on BGtopoVJ-v2.00 data) Choose a map sheet for detailed preview.

BGtopoVJ
No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage K-34-009-2 • Zaječar K-34-009-4 • Rakovitsa K-34-010-1 • Kula K-34-010-2 • Vidin K-34-010-3 • Dimovo K-34-010-4 • Archar K-34-011-2 • Rastul K-34-011-3 • Lom K-34-011-4 • Valchedram K-34-012-3 • Kozloduy K-34-012-4 • Oryahovo K-34-021-2 • Knjaževac K-34-022-1 • Belogradchik K-34-022-2 • Ruzhintsi K-34-022-3 • Gorni Lom K-34-022-4 • Chiprovtsi K-34-023-1 • Medkovets K-34-023-2 • Yakimovo K-34-023-3 • Mihaylovgrad (Montana) K-34-023-4 • Krividol K-34-024-1 • Hayredin K-34-024-2 • Galiche K-34-024-3 • Malorad K-34-024-4 • Byala Slatina K-34-034-2 • Govezhda K-34-034-4 • Dimitrovgrad (Tsaribrod) K-34-035-1 • Berkovitsa K-34-035-2 • Varshets K-34-035-3 • Godech K-34-035-4 • Lakatnik railway station K-34-036-1 • Vratsa K-34-036-2 • Gabare K-34-036-3 • Mezdra K-34-036-4 • Roman K-34-045-2 • Chervena Yabalka K-34-045-4 • Strazimirovtsi K-34-046-1 • Tran K-34-046-2 • Dragoman K-34-046-3 • Filipovtsi K-34-046-4 • Breznik K-34-047-1 • Slivnitsa K-34-047-2 • Svoge K-34-047-3 • Kostinbrod K-34-047-4 • Sofia (North) K-34-048-1 • Litakovo K-34-048-2 • Botevgrad K-34-048-3 • Buhovo K-34-048-4 • Etropole K-34-057-2 • Bosilegrad K-34-057-4 • Rajčilovci K-34-058-1 • Treklyano K-34-058-2 • Radomir K-34-058-3 • Dragovishtitsa K-34-058-4 • Zemen K-34-059-1 • Pernik K-34-059-2 • Sofia (South) K-34-059-3 • Bobovdol K-34-059-4 • Yarlovo K-34-060-1 • Elin Pelin K-34-060-2 • Golyama Rakovitsa K-34-060-3 • Samokov (North) K-34-060-4 • Ihtiman K-34-066-4 • Tetovo K-34-067-1 • Shtërpcë K-34-067-2 • Kaçanik K-34-067-3 • Radushe K-34-067-4 • Skopje K-34-068-1 • Preshevo K-34-068-2 • Staro Nagorichane K-34-068-3 • Kumanovo K-34-068-4 • Orashets K-34-069-1 • Rankovtsi K-34-069-2 • Kriva Palanka K-34-069-3 • Kratovo K-34-069-4 • Polyaki K-34-070-1 • Kyustendil K-34-070-2 • Konyavo K-34-070-3 • Rakovo K-34-070-4 • Vaksevo K-34-071-1 • Stanke Dimitrov (Dupnitsa) K-34-071-2 • Sapareva Banya K-34-071-3 • Blagoevgrad K-34-071-4 • Rila Monastery K-34-072-1 • Samokov (South) K-34-072-2 • Kostenets K-34-072-3 • Yakoruda K-34-072-4 • Velingrad K-34-078-1 • Shishtevets K-34-078-2 • Kamenyane K-34-078-3 • Zhirovnitsa K-34-078-4 • Gostivar K-34-079-1 • Zhelino K-34-079-2 • Kisela Voda K-34-079-3 • Korito K-34-079-4 • Gorna Belitsa K-34-080-1 • Drachevo K-34-080-2 • Sveti Nikola K-34-080-3 • Gorni Vranovtsi K-34-080-4 • Titov Veles K-34-081-1 • Nemanintsi K-34-081-2 • Kochani K-34-081-3 • Shtip K-34-081-4 • Kuchitsa K-34-082-1 • Vinitsa K-34-082-2 • Delchevo K-34-082-3 • Mitroshintsi K-34-082-4 • Berovo K-34-083-1 • Simitli K-34-083-2 • Razlog K-34-083-3 • Kresna K-34-083-4 • Bansko (South) K-34-084-1 • Belitsa K-34-084-2 • Krastava K-34-084-3 • Dobrinishte K-34-084-4 • Ribnovo K-34-089-2 • Arapa Eperme K-34-089-4 • Klenya K-34-090-1 • Debar K-34-090-2 • Kichevo K-34-090-3 • Kodzadzhik K-34-090-4 • Slatino K-34-091-1 • Sarbitsa K-34-091-2 • Bogomila K-34-091-3 • Krushevo K-34-091-4 • Krivogashtani K-34-092-1 • Melnitsa K-34-092-2 • Rosoman K-34-092-3 • Prilep K-34-092-4 • Drenovo K-34-093-1 • Krivolak K-34-093-2 • Radovishte K-34-093-3 • Kavadartsi K-34-093-4 • Gradets K-34-094-1 • Orahovitsa K-34-094-2 • Dobri Laki K-34-094-3 • Strumitsa K-34-094-4 • Novo Selo K-34-095-1 • Strumyani K-34-095-2 • Sandanski K-34-095-3 • Petrich K-34-095-4 • Katuntsi K-34-096-1 • Gotse Delchev K-34-096-2 • Hadzhidimovo K-34-096-3 • Petrovo K-34-096-4 • Ilinden K-34-101-2 • Librazhdi K-34-102-1 • Struga K-34-102-3 • Prenyasi K-34-102-4 • Оhrid K-34-103-1 • Sopotnitsa K-34-103-2 • Erekovtsi K-34-103-3 • Resen K-34-103-4 • Bitolya K-34-104-1 • Kanatlartsi K-34-104-2 • Vitolishte K-34-104-3 • Suhodol K-34-104-4 • Beshishte K-34-105-1 • Stragovo K-34-105-2 • Negortsi K-34-105-3 • Fustani K-34-105-4 • Skra (Σκρα) K-34-106-1 • Valandovo K-34-106-2 • Kastanusa (Καστανούσσα) K-34-106-3 • Gevgelya K-34-106-4 • Herson K-34-107-1 • Livadiya (Λιβαδιά) K-34-107-2 • Sidirokastro (Σιδηρόκαστρο) K-34-107-3 • Pondokeraseya K-34-107-4 • Mitrusion K-34-108-1 • Ahladohori (Αχλαδοχώρι) K-34-108-2 • Prosotsani (Προσοτσάνη) K-34-108-3 • Seres (Σέρρες) K-34-108-4 • Neya Zihni (Νέα Ζίχνη) K-34-114-1 • Pogradets K-34-114-2 • Alyarupi K-34-114-4 • Poyani K-34-115-1 • Lyuboina K-34-115-2 • Neos Kafkasos K-34-115-3 • Andartiko (Ανταρτικό) K-34-115-4 • Florina (Φλώρινα) K-34-116-1 • Brod K-34-116-2 • Orma (Όρμα) K-34-116-3 • Amindeo (Αμυνταίο) K-34-116-4 • Arnisa (Άρνισσα) K-34-117-1 • Arideas (Αριδαίας) K-34-117-2 • Gumenisa (Γουμένισσα) K-34-117-3 • Edesa (Έδεσσα) K-34-117-4 • Yanitsa (Γιαννιτσά) K-34-118-1 • Axiupoli (Αξιούπολη) K-34-118-2 • Kilkis (Κιλκίς) K-34-118-3 • Kufalia K-34-118-4 • Nea Magnisia (Νέα Μαγνησία) K-34-119-1 • Lahanas (Λαχανάς) K-34-119-2 • Terpni (Τερπνή) K-34-119-3 • Langadas (Λαγκαδάς) K-34-119-4 • Sohos (Σοχός) K-34-120-1 • Nigrita (Νιγρίτας) K-34-120-2 • Rodolivos (Ροδολίβος) K-34-120-3 • Asprovalta K-34-120-4 • Nea Kerdiliya (Κερδύλλια) K-34-126-2 • Korcha K-34-126-4 • Dipotamya K-34-127-1 • Kapeshtitsa K-34-127-2 • Kastoria (Καστοριά) K-34-127-3 • Nestorio (Νεστόριο) K-34-127-4 • Argos Orestiko (Άργος Ορεστικό) K-34-128-1 • Ptolemaida (Πτολεμαϊδα) K-34-128-2 • Komnina (Κομνηνά) K-34-128-3 • Eratira (Εράτυρα) K-34-128-4 • Haravi K-34-129-1 • Veriya (Βέροια) K-34-129-2 • Alexandria (Αλεξάνδρεια) K-34-129-3 • Palimilos K-34-129-4 • Verina K-34-130-1 • Kimina (Κύμινα) K-34-130-2 • Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη) K-34-130-3 • Kitros K-34-130-4 • Epanomi K-34-131-1 • Termi K-34-131-2 • Nea Apolonia K-34-131-3 • Vasiliyada (Βασιλειάδα) K-34-131-4 • Poliyros K-34-132-1 • Nea Maditos K-34-132-2 • Stratoniki (Στρατονίκη) K-34-132-3 • Arnea (Αρναία) K-34-132-4 • Ierisos K-34-137-4 • Libohovo K-34-138-1 • Borova K-34-138-2 • Pirsoiyani K-34-138-3 • Leskoviku K-34-138-4 • Konitsa K-34-139-1 • Pendalofos (Πεντάλοφος) K-34-139-2 • Neapoli (Νεάπολη) K-34-139-3 • Samari (Σαμάρι) K-34-139-4 • Grevena K-34-140-1 • Syatista (Σιάτιστα) K-34-140-2 • Kozani (Κοζάνη) K-34-140-3 • Pondini K-34-140-4 • Eani (Αιανή) K-34-141-1 • Velvendos K-34-141-2 • Neokesaria K-34-141-3 • Livaditsa (Λιβαδίτσα) K-34-141-4 • Kokinopilos K-34-142-1 • Katerini K-34-142-3 • Litohoron K-34-143-1 • Nea Kalinkratiya K-34-143-2 • Nea Mudanya K-34-143-4 • Kasandra K-34-144-1 • Ormiliya K-34-144-2 • Amoliani K-34-144-3 • Polihronon K-34-144-4 • Sikya K-35-001-3 • Ostrov K-35-001-4 • Gigen K-35-002-3 • Korabiya K-35-002-4 • Turnu Magurele K-35-003-3 • Pyatra K-35-003-4 • Kontseshti K-35-004-2 • Ruse K-35-004-3 • Bragadiru K-35-004-4 • Pirgovo K-35-005-1 • Nikolovo K-35-005-2 • Tsar Samuil K-35-005-3 • Shtraklevo K-35-005-4 • Vetovo K-35-006-1 • Staro Selo K-35-006-2 • Glavinitsa K-35-006-3 • Kubrat K-35-006-4 • Isperih K-35-007-1 • Profesor Ishirkovo K-35-007-2 • Alfatar K-35-007-3 • Dulovo K-35-007-4 • Tervel K-35-008-1 • Kaynardzha K-35-008-2 • Rositsa K-35-008-3 • Lozenets K-35-008-4 • Krushari K-35-009-1 • Kirnodzheni K-35-009-3 • General Toshevo K-35-009-4 • Spasovo K-35-010-3 • Mangaliya K-35-013-1 • Dolni Lukovit K-35-013-2 • Trastenik K-35-013-3 • Knezha K-35-013-4 • Dolni Dabnik K-35-014-1 • Gulyantsi K-35-014-2 • Novachene K-35-014-3 • Pleven K-35-014-4 • Slavyanovo K-35-015-1 • Belene K-35-015-2 • Svishtov K-35-015-3 • Levski K-35-015-4 • Karaisen K-35-016-1 • Tsenovo K-35-016-2 • Dve Mogili K-35-016-3 • Byala K-35-016-4 • Borovo K-35-017-1 • Hlebarovo K-35-017-2 • Senovo K-35-017-3 • Popovo K-35-017-4 • Sadina K-35-018-1 • Razgrad K-35-018-2 • Yasenkovo K-35-018-3 • Loznitsa K-35-018-4 • Hitrino railway station K-35-019-1 • Kaolinovo K-35-019-2 • Orlyak K-35-019-3 • Novi Pazar K-35-019-4 • Belogradets K-35-020-1 • Karapelit K-35-020-2 • Tolbuhin (Dobrich) K-35-020-3 • Valchidol K-35-020-4 • Stozher K-35-021-1 • Preselentsi K-35-021-2 • Belgun K-35-021-3 • Balchik K-35-021-4 • Kavarna K-35-022-1 • Shabla K-35-022-3 • Kamen Bryag K-35-025-1 • Cherven Bryag K-35-025-2 • Sadovets K-35-025-3 • Yablanitsa K-35-025-4 • Ugarchin K-35-026-1 • Slatina K-35-026-2 • Aleksandrovo K-35-026-3 • Lovech K-35-026-4 • Malinovo K-35-027-1 • Letnitsa K-35-027-2 • Pavlikeni K-35-027-3 • Sevlievo K-35-027-4 • Dobromirka K-35-028-1 • Resen K-35-028-2 • Strazhitsa K-35-028-3 • Veliko Tarnovo K-35-028-4 • Zlataritsa K-35-029-1 • Slavyanovo K-35-029-2 • Svetlen K-35-029-3 • Antonovo K-35-029-4 • Omurtag K-35-030-1 • Targovishte K-35-030-2 • Shumen K-35-030-3 • Metodievo K-35-030-4 • Preslav K-35-031-1 • Kaspichan K-35-031-2 • Provadia K-35-031-3 • Smyadovo K-35-031-4 • Dulgopol K-35-032-1 • Devnya K-35-032-2 • Varna K-35-032-3 • Grozdevo K-35-032-4 • Priseltsi K-35-033-1 • Zlatni Pyasatsi K-35-037-1 • Glozhene K-35-037-2 • Teteven K-35-037-3 • Srednogorie K-35-037-4 • Klisura K-35-038-1 • Troyan K-35-038-2 • Apriltsi K-35-038-3 • Rozino K-35-038-4 • Ostrets K-35-039-1 • Sennik K-35-039-2 • Gabrovo K-35-039-3 • Skobelevo K-35-039-4 • Plachkovtsi K-35-040-1 • Kilifarevo K-35-040-2 • Elena K-35-040-3 • Raduntsi K-35-040-4 • Tvarditsa K-35-041-1 • Kipilovo K-35-041-2 • Kotel K-35-041-3 • Shivachevo K-35-041-4 • Sliven K-35-042-1 • Varbitsa K-35-042-2 • Rish K-35-042-3 • Gradets K-35-042-4 • Sungurlare K-35-043-1 • Lyulyakovo K-35-043-2 • Asparuhovo K-35-043-3 • Topolitsa K-35-043-4 • Aytos K-35-044-1 • Georgi Traykov K-35-044-2 • Byala K-35-044-3 • Orizare K-35-044-4 • Obzor K-35-049-1 • Panagyurishte K-35-049-2 • Koprivshtitsa K-35-049-3 • Bata K-35-049-4 • Popintsi K-35-050-1 • Hisar K-35-050-2 • Karlovo K-35-050-3 • Kaloyanovo K-35-050-4 • Razhevo Konare K-35-051-1 • Pavel Banya K-35-051-2 • Kazanlak K-35-051-3 • Brezovo K-35-051-4 • Sarnevets K-35-052-1 • Maglizh K-35-052-2 • Nikolaevo K-35-052-3 • Stara Zagora K-35-052-4 • Dalboki K-35-053-1 • Konevo K-35-053-2 • Zhelyu Voyvoda K-35-053-3 • Nova Zagora K-35-053-4 • Boyadzhik K-35-054-1 • Straldzha K-35-054-2 • Karnobat K-35-054-3 • Yambol K-35-054-4 • Voynika K-35-055-1 • Troyanovo K-35-055-2 • Burgas (North) K-35-055-3 • Grudovo K-35-055-4 • Burgas (South) K-35-056-1 • Pomorie K-35-056-3 • Sozopol K-35-061-1 • Septemvri K-35-061-2 • Pazardzhik K-35-061-3 • Kostandovo K-35-061-4 • Peshtera K-35-062-1 • Saedinenie K-35-062-2 • Rakovski K-35-062-3 • Plovdiv K-35-062-4 • Asenovgrad K-35-063-1 • Belozem K-35-063-2 • Chirpan K-35-063-3 • Parvomay K-35-063-4 • Yabalkovo K-35-064-1 • Kaloyanovets K-35-064-2 • Radnevo K-35-064-3 • Dimitrovgrad K-35-064-4 • Galabovo K-35-065-1 • Polski Gradets K-35-065-2 • General Indzhovo K-35-065-3 • Glavan K-35-065-4 • Topolovgrad K-35-066-1 • Elhovo K-35-066-2 • Golyamo Krushevo K-35-066-3 • Granitovo K-35-066-4 • Bolyarovo K-35-067-1 • Fakiya K-35-067-2 • Zidarovo K-35-067-3 • Zhelyazkovo K-35-067-4 • Zvedets K-35-068-1 • Novo Panicharevo K-35-068-2 • Michurin (Tsarevo) K-35-068-3 • Gramatikovo K-35-068-4 • Ahtopol K-35-073-1 • Rakitovo K-35-073-2 • Ravnogor K-35-073-3 • Sarnitsa K-35-073-4 • Devin K-35-074-1 • Hvoyna K-35-074-2 • Laki K-35-074-3 • Chepelare K-35-074-4 • Davidkovo K-35-075-1 • Iskra K-35-075-2 • Susam K-35-075-3 • Komuniga K-35-075-4 • Nikolovo K-35-076-1 • Haskovo K-35-076-2 • Harmanli K-35-076-3 • Knizhovnik K-35-076-4 • Slavyanovo K-35-077-1 • Lyubimets K-35-077-2 • Studena K-35-077-3 • Svilengrad K-35-077-4 • Kapitan Andreevo K-35-078-1 • Lesovo K-35-078-2 • Vaysal K-35-079-2 • Derekyoi K-35-080-1 • Malko Tarnovo K-35-080-2 • Igneada K-35-085-1 • Dospat K-35-085-2 • Trigrad K-35-085-3 • Potami (Ποταμοί) K-35-085-4 • Skaloti (Σκαλωτή) K-35-086-1 • Smolyan K-35-086-2 • Ustovo K-35-086-3 • Arda K-35-086-4 • Madan K-35-087-1 • Ardino K-35-087-2 • Kardzhali K-35-087-3 • Zlatograd K-35-087-4 • Dzhebel K-35-088-1 • Studen Kladenets K-35-088-2 • Madzharovo K-35-088-3 • Krumovgrad K-35-088-4 • Chernichevo K-35-089-1 • Ivaylovgrad K-35-089-2 • Riziya (Ρύζια) K-35-089-3 • Mandritsa K-35-089-4 • Didimotiho (Διδυμότειχο) K-35-090-1 • Orestias K-35-090-3 • Pition K-35-097-1 • Petrusa (Πετρούσσα) K-35-097-2 • Platanya K-35-097-3 • Drama (Δράμα) K-35-097-4 • Adriani K-35-098-1 • Stavrupoli (Σταυρούπολη) K-35-098-2 • Ehinos K-35-098-3 • Kehrokambos (Κεχρόκαμπος) K-35-098-4 • Ksanti (Ξάνθη) K-35-099-1 • Drangovo K-35-099-2 • Kirkovo K-35-099-3 • Iazmos K-35-099-4 • Komotini (Κομοτηνή) K-35-100-1 • Egrek K-35-100-2 • Virsini K-35-100-3 • Sapes (Σάπες) K-35-100-4 • Esimi (Αισύμη) K-35-101-1 • Mikro Derio (Μικρό Δέρειο) K-35-101-2 • Sufli (Σουφλί) K-35-101-3 • Лефкими K-35-101-4 • Tiheron K-35-109-1 • Proti (Πρώτη) K-35-109-2 • Kavala (Καβάλα) K-35-109-3 • Eleohorion K-35-109-4 • Kale K-35-110-1 • Hrisupoli (Χρυσούπολη) K-35-110-2 • Avdira K-35-111-1 • Mesi K-35-111-2 • Ksilagani (Ξυλαγανή) K-35-112-1 • Dyoni K-35-112-2 • Alexandrupolis (λεξανδρούπολη) K-35-112-4 • Egean sea K-35-113-1 • Fere K-35-113-2 • Ipsala K-35-113-3 • Enez K-35-121-3 • Esfigmenon Monastery K-35-133-1 • Kare K-35-133-2 • Iviron K-35-133-4 • Atos Ayon Oros (Akti) Peninsula L-34-141-4 • Rgotina L-34-142-1 • Negotin L-34-142-2 • Kuzhmir L-34-142-3 • Bregovo L-34-142-4 • Novo selo L-34-143-3 • Fantana Banuluy L-35-137-4 • Keschoarele L-35-138-3 • Tutrakan L-35-138-4 • Garvan L-35-139-3 • Aydemir L-35-139-4 • Silistra L-35-140-3 • Kranovo L-35-140-4 • Adamklisi
2.2 Garmin™ MapSource®/BaseCamp™ version HTTPBitTorrent  (Size: 7,544,367,234 bytes; MD5 hash: 484475119ded84e296cb46bfe047129b)

Directions: At least 32 GB free hard disk space is required. Unzip the data (for example by 7-Zip) in a file system, which can be accessed by Garmin™ MapSource®/BaseCamp™, and then run install.bat
2.3 Merged georeferenced raster with relief shading in ECW format HTTPBitTorrent  (Size: 5,631,236,976 bytes; MD5 hash: f82a5486ea442ed82f25136ee7c483b9; Projection: UTM, zone 35; Datum: WGS84; Digital Elevation Model: SRTM v4.1; Light source: azimuth 45°, altitude 60°)

Requires Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) format support. At least 6 GB free hard disk space is required.
2.4 Merged georeferenced raster with relief shading in JNX format HTTPBitTorrent  (Size: 2,008,459,320 bytes; MD5 hash: febf5b981669505400b512b89d7587b2; Projection: Geographic; Datum: WGS84; Digital Elevation Model: SRTM v4.1; Light source: azimuth 45°, altitude 60°; JNX_PROD_ID: 100; JNX_VERSION: 4; JNX_ZORDER: 25; JNX_NUM_LEVELS: 1; JNX_LEVEL_SCALE: 4777; BIT DEPTH: 24; MAPS IN CATALOG: 17575)

Suitable for newer Garmin™ GPSrs which support BirdsEye™ raster imagery, as well as for BaseCamp™ and QLankarte GT. At least 2 GB free hard disk space is required.
2.5 MapNav version HTTPBitTorrent  (Size: 3,080,868,728 bytes; MD5 hash: b2c8765c78c66f793c7fd9b678abdcff; Projection: Mercator; Digital Elevation Model: SRTM v4.1; Light source: azimuth 45°, altitude 60°)

Directions: At least 6 GB free hard disk space is required. Unzip the data (for example by 7-Zip) and load external (*.mno) or internal (*mnm) raster maps in MapNav at zoom levels 14, 15 or 16.
2.6 OsmAnd / Locus Map version HTTPBitTorrent  (Size: 1,696,986,698 bytes; MD5 hash: 8401dff0985a56a492c3eb0dacc70e0b; Digital Elevation Model: SRTM v4.1; Light source: azimuth 45°, altitude 60°)

Directions: At least 1.65 GB free hard disk space is required. Unzip the data (for example by 7-Zip) and copy the three resulting files in SD card/Android/data/net.osmand/files/tiles sub-folder of the OsmAnd application if your device is running Lollipop (for KitKat the corresponding folder location is SD card/osmand/tiles). Enable the OsmAnd "Online maps" plugin and select BGtopoVJ-osmand-z14-v3.00 as a map source. The map includes zoom levels from 6 to 14 and is displayed between scales 200 km and 200 m. This version is also compatible with Locus Map Free (the files should be placed in SD card/Locus/maps if your device runs KitKat).
2.7 OruxMaps version HTTPBitTorrent  (Size: 2,257,774,527 bytes; MD5 hash: 80ccde5b7a7c1d78797fe04d756fcda1; Digital Elevation Model: SRTM v4.1; Light source: azimuth 45°, altitude 60°)

Directions: At least 2.37 GB free hard disk space is required. Unzip the data (for example by 7-Zip), copy the BGtopoVJ-oruxmaps-v3.00 folder in the oruxmaps/mapfiles folder of the OruxMaps application and select it as a source. The map includes zoom levels from 6 to 14 and is displayed between scales 3000 km and 200 m.
2.8 NaviComputer version HTTPBitTorrent  (Размер: 1,696,896,500 bytes; MD5 hash: 6a2f7fc7bb60342ac8cb6e13067a618a; Digital Elevation Model: SRTM v4.1; Light source: azimuth 45°, altitude 60°)

Directions: At least 1.64 GB free hard disk space is required. Unzip the data (for example by 7-Zip) and copy the BGtopoVJ-navicomputer-v3.00.nmap file in the NaviComputer folder for offline maps in Microsoft's OneDrive service. Activate NaviComputer's Sync option and select the Import Offline Maps function. Select Offline maps to display BGtopoVJ. The map includes zoom levels from 6 to 14.
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v3.00 (30.06.2011)
  • added digital elevation model, based on SRTM v4.1 data;
  • improved georeferencing precision;
  • improved contrast;
  • improved and harmonised resolution;
  • reduced tiles number;
  • harmonised tiles size;
  • improved colour palette (32 colours);
  • 8th public release, compiled with Global Mapper (v12.02 (b042611)), Mapwel 2009/2011 Advanced (v. 2009/2011, Build 6.2/8.3), GMapTool (v0.6.0.2956) and cGPSmapper (v0100d).
v2.01 (29.10.2010)
  • added missing data near the edges of some map sheets in the MapSource®/BaseCamp™ version of the map;
  • 7th public version, compiled with Mapwel 2009 Advanced (v. 2009, Build 5.8), GMapTool (v0.5.6) and cGPSmapper (v0100d).
v2.00 (11.08.2009)
  • introduced new colour palette (16 colours);
  • applied despeckle filter to input raster images;
  • reduced map size by about 8%;
  • increased refresh speed as a result of the reduced map complexity;
  • improved calibration;
  • resolved visualization issues near the borders of some map sheets;
  • added night time colours support;
  • introduced better map sheet tiles numbering;
  • added map sheet detailed preview functionality to the Web site;
  • updated BGtopoVJ development workflow description;
  • 6th public version, compiled with Mapwel 2009 Advanced (v. 2009, Build 5.8), GMapTool (v0.4.4) and cGPSmapper (v0098g).
v1.10 (22.05.2009)
  • added 193 map sheets, covering Western Thrace and Macedonia;
  • improved colour rendering on map sheet K-35-043-4 (Aytos);
  • improved colour rendering on map sheet K-35-065-4 (Topolovgrad);
  • improved colour rendering on map sheet K-35-089-1 (Ivaylovgrad);
  • 5th public version, compiled with Mapwel 2009 Advanced (v. 2009, Build 5.5), GMapTool (v0.4.3) and cGPSmapper (v0098c).
v1.01 (08.05.2009)
  • calibration errors corrected;
  • number of tiles reduced;
  • archive size reduced;
  • 4th public version, compiled with Mapwel 2009 Advanced (v. 2009, Build 5.4).
v1.00 (31.03.2009)
  • enabled integration with Garmin™ MapSource®;
  • enabled building of mapsets with arbitrary number of map sheets without detail loss and colour skewing;
  • new colour palette (16 colours);
  • calibration errors corrected;
  • number of tiles reduced;
  • volume of data reduced;
  • 3rd public version, compiled with Mapwel 2009 Advanced (v. 2009, Build 5.4).
v0.02 (03.02.2009)
  • new colour palette (86 colours);
  • calibration errors corrected;
  • number of tiles reduced;
  • volume of data reduced;
  • 2nd public version, compiled with Mapwel 2009 Advanced (v. 2009, Build 5.3).
v0.01 (16.01.2009)
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4.1 Successfully tested Garmin™ GPSr devices
  • Garmin™ Colorado® 300
  • Garmin™ eTrex® 20
  • Garmin™ eTrex® 30
  • Garmin™ eTrex Vista® HCx
  • Garmin™ GPSMAP® 60CSx
  • Garmin™ GPSMAP® 62s
  • Garmin™ Rino® 530HCx
  • Garmin™ nüvi® 205W
4.2 Origin and type of data Soviet army (1971-1991), scale 1:50000, raster TIF images (250 dpi, 8 bit depth), converted into Garmin™ GPSr compatible type and format
4.3 Resolution ~ 5.5 meters per pixel
4.4 Total number of sheets 544
4.5 Total number of tiles 3240
4.6 Legend and abbreviations Standard Soviet military topographic map legend and abbreviations are used. Further information is provided in Russian here. Detailed guide in Russian is available here. Another interesting source of information (in English) is the "Soviet Topographic Map Symbols" technical manual, published by the USA War Office, Headquarters, Department of the Army on June 12, 1958.
4.7 Colour palette BGtopoVJ Colour Palette

32 colours, which have been found to fit best all 544 map sheets, as well as Garmin™ GPSmap 60CSx®'s colour palette
4.8 Family ID (FID) 20120
4.9 Product ID (PID) 1
4.10 Screenshots Yovkovtsi Dam Kaloferska Mountain Varna Prespa Peak Sofia (GPSmap 60CSx® @ 500 meters zoom level) Sofia (GPSmap 60CSx® @ 300 meters zoom level) Sofia (GPSmap 60CSx® @ 200 meters zoom level) Sofia (GPSmap 60CSx® @ 120 meters zoom level)
4.11 Last modified November 22, 2016
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  1. Set the map detail to ‘Highest’ in Garmin™ MapSource®/BaseCamp™ as well as in your Garmin™ GPSr device.
  2. Set the zoom level to 800 meters or less (otherwise only very rough overview of the map would be visualized).
  3. Wait patiently for the map to be shown on the screen (the first drawing takes some time, but further screen refreshing during slow movements is seamless).
  4. Avoid scrolling while at zoom levels 800 meters or less, because this would slow down screen refreshing.
Due to popular demand we provide a brief BGtopoVJ-v2.00 development workflow overview, hoping that it might be useful for the creation of other similar maps.