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[mkgmap-dev] Make --add-pois-to-areas default?

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Sat Aug 15 21:22:47 BST 2009

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 10:07:54PM +0200, Hanno Böck wrote:
> Am Samstag 15 August 2009 schrieb Marko Mäkelä:
> > 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.
> If there already is a poi with the same name, it's probably something that 
> should be fixed in the map (or something that is there for a reason). I would 
> not want apps to hide problems in the map.

I was trying to say that in my opinion, POIs should be placed manually,
at a location that makes sense.  Automatic placement of POIs is inaccurate
and may fail (think of banana-shaped areas or multipolygons).

This may be a matter of taste, but I would consider a POI-less area a
problem in the map.  I have been adding POI nodes to the map data.
I find that the option --add-pois-to-areas is exactly hiding problems
in the map.  The option is better than nothing, but if we are to make
it the default, we should try to make sure that it does not cause any
collateral damage (duplicate POIs).


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