Any GPS Software for wilderness/Terrain maps?

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    Greetings to All! Firstly, i would like to warn that my post may contain some inaccuracies or direct errors with respect to GPS, since I'm a newbie in all this: please excuse that.

    Having said that, i would like to know if there is a software for my gps device that allows me to show terrain in this way

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    Instead of This:

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    Both Images are from the exact same location. Is there any software not intended for roads, but for hiking, etc where there is no road at all? Any ideas of how to use the gps like Mapcarta ? My device is Navroad NR470
     
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    Terrain maps are usually shaded hills, contours etc. your picture is a satellite photograph, the only images I have seen like this for a GPS are the Garmin Birdseye images, they are not transferable to the NR470 as far as I am aware

    Garmin devices can also load free maps from Open Street Maps, here is the same area on OSM

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    Yes, that's what i'm looking for. I'll take a look at your guide, since the software i'm currently running (navroad navigator free) uses openstreetmap somehow: " The supplier of cartographic material is the mapFactor company that uses OpenStreetMap" as stated in their page.
    Maybe I could figure out how to show the map in that way, because it only display the classic on route navigation.
    In Garmin devices, is there a way to show the terrain map of your image? i'm quite sure i'm using an osm map, but that option for terrain doesnt show.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Open Street Map has several layers, if you goto the OSM link in #2 above and then 'View OSM' you will see in the main screen some options on the right side like this
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    If you select 'Cycle Map' you will see contours and hill shading, if you follow the 'Download' link below 'View OSM', you will see that the OSM maps have also been converted to Garmin maps in several different layers, you can choose to download the 'Bi-cycle' version, also there is transparent contours
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