[talk-ph] Planning trip need refresher course on mkgmap and merkaartor (was Re: talk-ph post from linuxbastard-ss7HnC7C4s9eCsjrYbxGWg at public.gmane.org requires approval)

Bart Bartolome linuxbastard at paglalakbay.com
Mon Mar 29 04:58:32 BST 2010


Weee!!

Sorry for the attachment.

I was using the latest nightly build for mkgmap but I guess I didn't 
read the part about the options for the command line. ;)  Will try that 
one with the --gmapsupp.

Will experiment some more later. ;)

On Monday, 29 March, 2010 10:39 AM, maning sambale wrote:
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>> From: Bart Bartolome<linuxbastard at paglalakbay.com>
>> To: talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
>> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 02:14:44 +0800
>> Subject: Planning trip need refresher course on mkgmap and merkaartor
>> Hi Guys,
>>
>> I seem to be missing a step when converting an OSM map from Merkaartor to Garmin.
>> I export a map as an OSM XML file from Merkaartor and name it map.osm, then I use mkgmap to convert that into a img file for Garmin.  The command line I use is:
>> mkgmap-r1624$ java -ea -jar mkgmap.jar map.osm
>> and mkgmap gives me an output file called numbersomething.img.
>> I rename that file to gmapsupp.img and transfer it to my micro SD card Garmin/gmapsupp.img
>
> The output file should be several imgs (overview map, index, etc.).
> All these files should be integrated into a single gmapsupp.img.  Add
> the gmapsupp switch in your syntax.
>
> mkgmap-r1624$ java -ea -jar mkgmap.jar --gmapsupp map.osm
>
> --gmapsupp
> 	Write a gmapsupp.img file that can be uploaded to a Garmin or
> 	placed in "/Garmin" in a microSD card (such as by mounting the
> 	device in USB mass storage mode).
> 	TODO: explain if this is in addition to or instead of the
> 	per-input files.
>
>> So instead of merkaartor I go to OSM and export a map, but I can't get an area big enough to cover my trip.
> That is correct, you can't big areas for osm data via the Export tab
> in the main site.
>
>> I think I'm missing a style file which I can't seem to find and it seems I'm not exporting my data from merkaartor correctly?
>
> You can get the style file for osm-ph garmin map via the trac/svn.
> Instructions on accessing the site is here:
> http://esambale.wikispaces.com/osmphil_garmin
>
>> I think exporting from OSM directly saved me a lot of time but how do I get OSM to export as big as I need, like from marikina to enfanta, or say the whole of luzon or the Philippines? ;)
>
> The daily Philippine extract is here:
> http://download.geofabrik.de/osm/asia/philippines.osm.bz2
>
> Good luck!  I'm happy other people are doing the garmin map conversion
> as well.  If you can find other improvements we can of course
> integrate them in the regular map update.
>






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