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[mkgmap-dev] Re: Questions related to practical usage of MKGMAP

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Thu Jul 2 14:56:01 BST 2009

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 12:52:21PM +0200, Felix Hartmann wrote:
> You think wrongly here, you don't have an infinite list of objects available
> for the typfile, so adding things like Bahnhof or Strasse has to be done in
> data, not TYP File (no conditions possible). TYP File tags will only show
> for streets/objects without name at all, so to achieve your goal you have to
> set name empty (but then you can't have streetnames at all).

Right, I take my words back.  Some symbol codes, such as "Ground Transport"
in the Find Places menu, are overloaded.  If we want bus stops, tram stops,
underground stations, bus stations, and train stations appear there nicely,
the only way we can distinguish them is by a name prefix or suffix.

On the other hand, if my findings on the Edge 705 apply to all recent Garmin
models, there are plenty of spare symbols for restaurants and lodging.  No
need to add Hotel/Hostel/Motel/whatever to the name; each can have their own
Find Places submenu.  The default title of these spare codes in the Edge 705
is "Other".  I haven't tried playing with TYP files yet, but I would assume
that the submenu names can be overridden.

> Best would be to be able to define start-with as a overall rule and not on a
> per object-basis. Otherwise you have to go in deep recursives to add several
> tags to the name.

I'm not sure if I understand what you mean.  Can you elaborate a little,
or give an example (using some made-up syntax)?


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