Create custom maps that can be easily loaded into Garmin devices with Map Product Creator (MPC). MPC can create a variety of products including automotive maps, topographic map and specialty thematic maps. These can be distributed for the general consumer market or for specific industry, military or research applications. MPC maps can be added to Garmin devices through direct unit preprogramming, mircoSD™/SD™ cards, CD/DVD and Internet/intranet download.
MPC accepts shapefile data from third-party geographic information systems (GIS) and converts it to our proprietary, routable format. To use MPC software, you must be knowledgeable in the creation and editing of raw map data files in DXF and/or ESRI Shapefile format. We do not provide any training and will not assist in map creation, maintenance or distribution of MPC products. Extensive help files are included with both the evaluation and full use MPC software. Technical support is limited to specific issues/errors and general troubleshooting. MPC supports the following features:
- Area, point and line feature types for drawing
- Custom feature types and custom drawing rules
- Configurable map layers
- DEM (digital elevation model) data
- Junction Views
- 3D buildings
Route Calculation and Guidance
- Routable line types
- Road classification based on road network hierarchy (route levels)
- Road attributes such as tolls, one-way streets, vehicle accessibility and tunnels
- Driving restrictions such as turn restriction, direction changes and carpool requirements
- FM Traffic support
- Address and intersection search
- Speed limit display
- Multiple language support
- Integrated data security
MPC has an initial licensing fee of $5,000 and an automatically renewing $2,000 annual license fee. Locked products incur a $1.00 royalty fee per code produced. Products locked to a micro™SD/SD™ card require a proprietary Garmin card reader at a cost of $100 each. You are required to provide us with a bi-annual distribution report. Approved developers can appear on our Third-Party map list for consumer visibility, but we will not distribute your products directly. Full use developers are provided with approved wording and a specialized logo to reflect their legitimate developer status.
Interested in evaluating MPC?
*Evaluation and licensing of our MPC is subject to approval.