[talk-ph] Search by address on Garmin

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sat May 7 03:36:01 BST 2011

Hi Carlos,

To add to what Maning said, there is already some address data in OSM and
it's already searchable in other tools.

The OSM-PH Garmin map is compiled using the mkgmap software and the
developers are still trying to make it fully work. You can read an overview
of some of the issues here:

In the meantime, we should continue adding address data into the OSM
database because it's immediate useful for other people who don't use the
Garmin map. :-)


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear carlos,
> There are some experimental implementations of address search.  I
> haven't looked into it in detail.  But please do add address
> information more data means more opportunity to debug the mkgmap
> algorithms.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Address
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Carlos Tirona <carlos.tirona at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Been wondering about this for quite some time.
> >
> > Why is it that I can't search by address on the Garmin?
> > Is it because of the data we have in the Philippine map?
> > If so, what can be done to fix this issue?
> >
> > Sometimes, if I need to find a location, I just input the intersecting
> > streets.
> > This doesn't work all the time. And, well, for me to know the
> intersections,
> > I more or less know the area already.
> >
> > Just looking for a way to make the maps more efficient.
> >
> > Thanks!
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