Please remember that you
use this software at your own risk. Further details
of usage in readme.txt
So what on earth are Shonkymaps?
Shonkymaps are a set of unofficial
Garmin compatible topographic maps that cover the whole of Australia.
The author was not satisfied with the Garmin base map that came with
the Garmin gps, and at the time there were no other topographic
products either official or unofficial. He created his own set of
downloadable topographic maps as a hobby / labour of love. The
data is the 250k scale set from Geoscience Australia (http://www.ga.gov.au) and is licensed
non-commercial use. The author makes these maps available to
other Garmin users as a favour on the understanding that the user
abides by the copyright
agreement and there
is no support other than that provided by other users on the http://www.gpsaustralia.net
If the maps work for you and are useful for your requirements then
great. If they don't work, and break your garmin then you have
This is the same mapset that some unscrupulous users on ebay
are trying to sell under various names such as Australian Explorer GPS
Maps for Garmins
If you're not keen on Shonkymaps (after all, it's a 340mb
then you might want to pay out some real money for a commercial product instead, such as Garmin 'Topo Australia', or 'OzTopo'.