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The Via Francigena



Vector and raster GPS maps for Garmin and TwoNav Aventura GPS and for CompeGPS/TwoNav and OziExplorer on PC, PDA and Smartphone


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Vector topo map for Garmin



The Via Francigena topo map includes the area covered by the Italian part of this historical itinerary. It is a vector gps map that can be used with most Garmin GPS units, but it can also be purchased as raster map to be used with some Garmin models (GPS MAP62, eTrex 20-30, Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Edge 800 and Dakota).


The raster map can also be installed in TwoNav Aventura GPS or used on PC with CompeGPS and OziExplorer and other GPS software. As a consequence, the raster map can be transferred to many PDA/Smartphone devices running TwoNav or OziExplorerCE.


Height data are also provided, in order to get 3D views on PC, by using the above mentioned software. It is provided a file containing waypoints along the itinerary as well.


The raster map is composed of seven tiles named Q1..Q7. Each tile can be viewed at a scale of around 1:50.000. Using CompeGPS you can also load more tiles at the same time.


The tiles are shown in the following figure:



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The Via Francigena coverage


The Via Francigena map covers the area concerned by the Italian part of the historical itinerary Via Francigena, from Colle del Gran San Bernardo in Val d’Aosta to Saint Peter's Square in Rome.


They are also provided a number of waypoints along the route in MapSource, GPX and WPT formats.


Here are some images of the raster map tiles in 2D and 3D, loaded into CompeGPS and OziExplorer:


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Here are some images of the raster map tiles, loaded into Garmin and TwoNav Aventura GPS units:


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The Via Francigena characteristics


The Via Francigena contains data of the following types:


*      Contour lines (25 meters interval)

*      Toponyms

*      Roads

*      Railways

*      Rivers and lakes




GPS compatibility


The vector map of The Via Francigena requires around 144 MB of memory (internal or microSD/SD card) and can be installed into the following Garmin units:


*      eTrex 20-30

*      GPS MAP 62, 62s, 62sc, 62st, 62stc

*      Montana 600, 650, 650t,

*      Oregon (all the models)

*      Dakota 10-20

*      Colorado (all the models)

*      Edge 800, 705, 605

*      eTrex Venture Cx

*      eTrex Legend Cx

*      eTrex Legend HCx

*      eTrex Vista Cx

*      eTrex Vista HCx

*      GPS MAP60Cx

*      GPS MAP60CSx

*      GPS MAP76Cx

*      GPS MAP76CSx

*      Nuvi



The raster map of  The Via Francigena  is composed of 7 tiles and is compatible with  the following Garmin units:


*      eTrex 20-30

*      GPSMAP62 (all the models)

*      Montana (all the models)

*      Oregon (all the models)

*      Dakota 10 e 20

*      Colorado (all the models)

*      Edge 800


You can install into the GPS only 1 map tile at a time.  If you want to install another tile, you need to remove the tile currently installed. If necessary, you can store each tile on a different SD card and substitute the card within the GPS according to your need. 



How to purchase The Via Francigena


You can purchase the The Via Francigena Use License in five different ways:


1.   Item ACPG04A: vector map for compatible Garmin units (see above): €49,90

2.   Item ACPG04D: raster map for compatible Garmin units (see above)  (7 map tiles): €49,90

3.   Item ACPG04B: raster map for CompeGPS/TwoNav or OziExplorer (7 tiles): €49,90

4.   Item ACPG04C: bundle ACPG04A + ACPG04B: €74,90

5.   Item ACPG04E: bundle ACPG04D + ACPG04B: €74,90


The Via Francigena  Use License allows you to use the map on a single GPS unit and two PCs.

Use License can be purchased by PayPal. In phase of purchasing, you are requested to provide the ID of your GPS unit and/or the name of the GPS software you use. After purchasing, The Via Francigena is delivered via download.