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[mkgmap-dev] Garmin Nuvi asks province

From Mark Burton markb at ordern.com on Thu Jul 30 16:01:43 BST 2009

Hi Valentijn,

> A bit of a strange thing: my Garmin mkgmap maps ask the "provincie"
> (Province? State? County? Whatever you guys call it over there ;) when I
> want to route to an address.
> I normally build my map with country="Netherlands" and country-abbr=NL,
> I also tried no country and abbrev, but it keeps asking for a
> "Provincie". Whatever I enter, Garmin can't find it and this makes
> routing to an address pretty much infeasible. On the regular map, it
> just asks me if I'm in the Netherlands and then I can enter street and
> city names.
> java -enableassertions -Xmx1800m -jar
> ~/garmintest/mkgmap/dist/mkgmap.jar --country-name="" --country-abbr=""
> --family-name="Openstreetmap Netherlands `date -I`" --latin1
> --remove-short-arcs --lower-case --preserve-element-order
> --location-autofill=1 --gmapsupp --route --net --tdbfile -c template.args
> What am I doing wrong? I guess this is just a wrong option somewhere?

You're not doing anything wrong. It's a known problem with the address
finding. Basically, it's only semi-functional. Searching for addresses
or highway exits will probably never work well until the global index
stuff is implemented.



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