[Tagging] Which map supports complete bridge rendering

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Wed Oct 2 13:54:59 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 01, 2013 at 05:02:04PM +0100, SomeoneElse wrote:
> (as has already been mentioned) if you're already using Lambertus'
> maps than I'd be tempted to start creating your own using mkgmap
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mkgmap>.  It would allow you to
> change what gets displayed a little at a time, so that at no stage
> do you end up with a blank screen thinking "I wonder why that didn't
> work".  There's lots of info on the help set - search for "mkgmap"
> or "garmin".

Chipping in here as someone who has just started using mkgmap, I must
say that the documentation is extremely obscure in places. Some
sections of the help in mkgmap --help=options seem to be written in
something not entirely unlike English.

Following the documented examples produces maps which don't support
searching. Googling shows that this has been a common problem in the 
past, but the current documentation suggests that it will just work. But
it doesn't.

I imagine that with enough persistance and reading many more documents,
it will eventually become clear, but I think a newbie needs to be warned
that mkgmap needs a very large investment in time to understand how to
use it effectively.


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