[mkgmap-dev] Make --add-pois-to-areas default?From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Sat Aug 15 20:38:55 BST 2009
On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 08:30:13PM +0200, Hanno Böck wrote: > I just noted with a garmin map from kleineisel.de that my local supermarket is > not listed. > > The reason is that it's an area, not a point. I think this is caused by not > applying --add-pois-to-areas (?) > > I think it's reasonable to make this option the default and only disable > it by request. It should be the common case that one wants pois generated > also if they are areas. I think that --add-pois-to-areas only makes sense for open areas that can be accessed from all directions. For example, supermarkets usually have one or two entrances, and the auto-generated POI could produce wrong results. Here is a real-life example: A shop that is in a fenced area. When I first visited it with the navigator, there was no POI, but I selected the building on the map and asked for a (bicycle) route. It almost got me there, but it told me to go through the fence. I had to make a non-trivial detour to get to the entrance. Thus, I would say that it makes sense to manually create POIs for all areas, at the entrance. Or, if --add-pois-to-areas is to be made the default, it should not add duplicate POIs if there already is a POI nearby with the same name. > Should I make a patch for that? Please, if you can implement the above suggestion (avoiding duplicate POIs), it would be more useful. (Sorry if it already does that; I have never used the feature.) Marko
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