[talk-ph] Updated Philippines map for Maps.me

Erwin Olario govvin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 11:06:12 UTC 2016


Thanks for the information, Totor.

I know of people who complains about the two-week update cycle of OsmAnd,
but three months is reallly long.

*Erwin Olario*
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On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 8:19 PM, Totor <totor_osm at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I had a question from a new OSM member, when his changes would show up in
> MapsWithMe.
> So I thought I would share the result here.
>
> It looks like the last update of their map was December 15, 2015 .
> On their website I saw it is possible to generate your own map.
>
> It was a little complicated (I had to to download about 1Gb source code,
> then compile it), but I managed to make an updated map.
> I can not find out how to make the routing file (except by making the
> whole world map, and that is way too long, and I do not have enough space
> on my hard disk to store the latest world file...).
> (all is relatively clearly explained here:
> https://github.com/mapsme/omim/blob/master/docs/INSTALL.md )
>
> You can download the resulting map here (80Mb):
> http://osm.totor.ph/philippines.mwm
> The source pbf was downloaded today march 19, 2016 from Geofabrik.
>
> Installing is manageable if you have a minimum IT knowledge.
>
> First make sure the Maps.me app is closed.
>
> On my Android, on the SD card there is a folder "MapsWithMe".
> Inside this folder there is folder called 151215 which contains the
> original maps from maps.me
> If you only have the Philippines in there, rename this folder to
> 151215old  (this is a back-up in case something goes wrong) , then create a
> new folder and name it 151215.
> If you have several maps in there, move the Philippines map files
> somewhere safe...
> Put the map you downloaded from the link above in the 151215 folder.
>
> launch maps.me to check...
> You should be able to see the updated map, but you will have no more
> routing...
>
> If you want to go back to the old map, close the app, then just rename the
> 151215 to 151215totor (or delete it) and then rename the folder 151215old
> to 151215, and all should be like before.
> (If you moved the map files instead, just move them back)
> You can also simply update from the app, it will overwrite whatever map is
> there and go back to the official map.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Totor
>
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