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[mkgmap-dev] Memory problems since 1245

From Carlos Dávila cdavilam at jemila.jazztel.es on Tue Oct 6 20:27:04 BST 2009

Charlie Ferrero escribió:
> Clinton Gladstone wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM, maning sambale
>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am interested in this approach as well.  Can you please post the
>>> howto for this?
>>> In our areas the sea gets broken sometimes due to newbie editing it
>>> would be good if I have a permanent sea osm file to create a onetime
>>> sea polygon.
>> OK. I don't have my files here and I'm about to go on vacation, so
>> I'll try to list the steps here from memory:
>> 1. Copy the style files to a new directory. Use this for the new
>> coastline styles.
>> 2. In the new directory, remove everything from the points file,
>> remove everything except coastline from the lines file, and remove
>> everything except sea (or ocean) from the polygons file. (You might
>> have to add a sea polygon; I can't remember.)
>> 3. Compile the map with appropriate options to use the coastline style
>> files, and to generate sea polygons.
>> - Make sure you give the new map a unique family ID, and unique file names.
>> - Set draw-priority to a low number (I used 10, I believe).
>> - You can leave away a lot of the other options (such as routing) as
>> they are not relevant for this map.
>> - If your map is small enough, you can run mkgmap on the entire osm
>> file instead of splitting it. (I would imagine that the Phillipines
>> would be small enough.)
>> - Set an appropriate map description, so you can easily recognise the
>> coastline map when you install it on your GPSr.
>> 4. Wait a while for the map to generate. The generate-sea option
>> appears to always take a fair amount of time.
>> 5. Install the map you just generated into MapSource/Roadtrip, or save
>> it for separate combination into a gmapsup file.
>> 6. Compile your regular map. Make sure to set the transparent option,
>> and to ensure that the draw priority is higher than the coastline map
>> (I think 25 is the default draw priority.)
>> - Of course, do not use the generate-sea option here.
>> - Also remember to use unique family IDs, map file names, etc.
>> 7. Install this map into MapSource/Roadtrip, if you use them.
>> 8. Combine the two maps into one gmapsup file on the GPSr, using
>> MapSource/Map Install, or use another tool of your choice to create a
>> combined gmapsup file.
>> Once you install the maps on your device, you can also select and
>> deselect the entire maps for display.
>> - On an eTrex you can do this by paging to the map setup page.
>> - On a Nuvi you can do this by navigating to the map options area.
>> As others have mentioned, you can use a similar technique to create
>> map overlays with contours or other information. Just compile with an
>> appropriate new style file, a higher draw-priority, and the
>> transparent option. For example, I have created an overlay for public
>> transit in Toronto, Canada which I can turn on and off at will if I
>> want to find the nearest subway, tram or bus line.
> To make life easier, you could craft an XAPI call just to download the 
> coastline for a particular area of interest (makes the OSM file much 
> smaller so more likely that you'll have enough memory to process it). 
> I've been trying with
> wget 
> http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.6/way[natural=coastline][bbox=9.31641,49.49668,2.28516,61.27023] 
> -O UK_coastline.osm
> but it doesn't seem to work.  Does anyone have any experience of XAPI 
> and know where I'm going wrong?
I have just used wget
-O yuorfile.osm and it to worked fine.

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