[OSM-talk] BSGPSPDA

Bettersoftware barry at bettersoftware.co.uk
Wed Sep 5 21:50:40 BST 2007


Gregory

"I should probably feed my comments back to the creator on his site, but then would require registering on his forum too."

You just have!!!! 

Thank you for you comments

Happy mapping

Best regards

Barry - Bettersoftware 




----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gregory Marler 
  To: Stuart Cunningham 
  Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:25 PM
  Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] BSGPSPDA





  On 9/3/07, Stuart Cunningham <stuart.cunningham at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
    I've been collecting tracks on my GPS PDA for a couple of months, and
    decided to try an alternative. I've loaded BSGPSPDA, and it works well,
    but I can't see how to load the tiles to use in the Map tab. I don't 
    know how to get the tiles, nor how to load them into BSGPSPDA. Could an
    experienced user please give me a pointer?

    Thanks,
    Stuart

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  When I got your e-mail I thought I'd try it out as I currently use BeelineGPS.
  Wow the website is horrible, I had to create an account to download it there was no documentation or information at all. 

  Yes saving the tiles to the right place was very difficult and confusing even with reading the one post on the forum, though I would of got it quicker if I had noticed the a in osmarender, what's the a for anyway? 

  *Find a text file (probably in My Documents) called BSGPSPDASettings, one of the lines in that is OSM=
  *In that folder(or change it) create the following folder levels: OSM/Osmarender/13    (13 is the default zoom level) 
  *In the OSM folder copy the 'MissingTile.png' file from the installation folder (Program Files/BSGPSPDA?) for pretty-ness
  method 1 for getting tiles:
  *use the program somewhere, in your OSM folder see the MissingTiles text file, it will list the urls of tiles you needed. 
  *download them and save them in the folder you created, note they must be in the right zoom level folder and then in the right 5 digit number folder.
  method 2 for getting tiles:
  *install BSGPS on a PC/laptop, no GPS needs to be connected 
  *click the OSM tab (or view-> OSM) and type in all the details of the area/zoom you want to download
  *when you've downloaded them, copy the folders of tiles to the right place on your pda
  method 3(not the best) for getting tiles: 
  *use the online map that isn't a slippy(can't remember the url right now)
  *when you see the area you want right click on the image/tile (i think 9 are shown) and save as.


  The GPS signal didn't get picked up as well as the Beeline program which is odd and annoying. 
  When I was testing it on the bus it was slightly off the road where it should be, and I think at one point it must of lost signal but carried on panning straight when the bus turned.
  I can't manually pan or zoom the map, even when I'm stationary. Nor can I view the map(s) when my GPS is off. 

  I havn't tried it for recording tracks yet. One thing I don't like about Beeline is that adding a waypoint is too long, I would like one button to save with an auto-increment number, so I don't have to use my stylus and fiddle everytime I pass a postbox. 

  What did you think?
  I should probably feed my comments back to the creator on his site, but then would require registering on his forum too.

  Gregory/LastGrape.



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