[talk-ph] Nodes vs. Areas in the Garmin map

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 03:20:42 BST 2010

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:21 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmm... is it possible to place everything else without an explicit Garmin
> hex code to a catch-all generic POI category?

This is done on two features as well,
building=yes and shop=* for all those shops I can't find a suitable
category (for now).

> That would make everything
> that has a name searchable in the Garmin map.

A big issue is that:
1.  There isn't any generic POI category, you have to associate each
code to the pre-defined garmin category and sub-category.
2. "Garmin just offers a few menu items ... everyone must recycle
these items that are not useful."  Moreover, it is too car centric
(two codes for fuel, a point and a poly code for parking, but none for
bakery, butcher, etc.)
3. Recycling items cannot guarantee cross-device compatibility.

Anyway, if anyone have suggestions, let me know.

Perhaps we should organize some osm-ph garmin hack-day to map at match
all OSM map feature to Garmin codes?

> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 5:12 PM, maning sambale
>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > assignment for amenity=place_of_worship.
>> Done for this feature.  Let me know if there are other issues for other
>> POIs.

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