[talk-au] admin boundaries on garmin

Greg Harper geharper at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 23:49:44 GMT 2010

 I have found the admin boundaries (suburbs were giving me the most grief)
are really misleading for navigation too, particularly on smaller screens as
Liz mentioned.

I prefer to grab the ones from here osmaustralia.org as I don't have time to
build my own. So when he does fix it, it will be appreciated. Maybe he could
filter out private pools while he is at it. :-)


On 24 February 2010 10:25, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM,  <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> > I used my garmin oregon 550 in the car on the way to Canberra yesterday.
> > Messed up a bit because i hadn't put a routable map on it, so had Navit
> on
> > the netbook on the passengers seat to assist me.
> > However I noted that the OSM map on the Garmin clearly shows the admin
> > boundaries with names - I was seeing the postcode or suburb boundaries
> > (not sure which). Not helpful overall on a small screen.
> > Anyone else got any comments (do we change our admin boundaries or deal
> > with mkgmap)
> This isn't so much a Garmin issue as an issue in how you convert OSM
> to Garmin. Presumably you're downloading the converted maps from
> http://osmaustralia.org/downloads.php . Now, I've talked to Matt White
> about that issue (and a few others - notably buildings don't render),
> and he knows and agrees, and has sent me the relevant files to fix,
> but neither of us has had the time to do anything about it. I'm very
> interested in improving this stuff, but just can't find the time atm.
> Anyway, try giving Matt a buzz (matt at osmaustralia.org) and maybe he can
> help.
> Steve
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