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[mkgmap-dev] mkgmap, sendmap and family-name oddities

From Steve Ratcliffe steve at parabola.me.uk on Tue Sep 22 12:19:35 BST 2009


On 22/09/09 09:28, Charlie Ferrero wrote:
> 2a: I use sendmap to upload the file to my GPS
> 2b: I copy the file manually to the memory card
> Result of 2a: In the GPS, map tiles are listed as [description],
> [family-name], [date of creation]
> Result of 2b: In the GPS, map tiles are listed as [description], Area
> 6324999X, [date of creation]

That is interesting.  The only place that 'Area ...' occurs is in
the MPS file in the gmapsupp.img.
Its controlled by the --area-name flag, but that is the only place
that it is used.  At some point I will attempt to match up
the usage of description, series-name, family-name and area-name
with the different names used in Polish format files.

Has anyone done this already and have opinions on what should be


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