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[mkgmap-dev] Commit: r1269: Fix working out the name that belongs to a city and also

From Felix Hartmann extremecarver at googlemail.com on Sat Oct 10 10:14:28 BST 2009

Steve Ratcliffe wrote:
> On 09/10/09 23:53, Felix Hartmann wrote:
>> Also the "country" is sometimes AT and sometimes AUT. I noticed that
>> official garmin maps often have several records for the same country
>> (e.g. Austria AT; Austria AUT; Oesterreich) - maybe it is possible to
>> associate points/adresses with several countries or put up placeholders?
>> I am using the --country-name= option but it seems not to be used for
>> the index.
> I don't think it is possible to have POIs in more than one country, it
> may be possible to have several names/translations for the same
> country, but either way I don't know how.
o.k. on first tries with 1269 it seems mostly correct anyhow.

Strangely there are some cities without any county/state or country.
>> However - how are the cities determined?
>> Is this dependant on the POI stylefile? - If so please tell which 0x are
>> used - or put up some documentation in which file in the source this is
>> changeable.
> Cities are 0x1 to 0x11 inclusive.
I assume 0x0100 to 0x1100 too.

I have one more serious problem: I can sometimes select a streetname, 
but impossible to find it (only tested in mapsource). There has to be a 
bug related to this too.

And I would have one feature request. For many things it is very useful 
to start the search via a description. E.g. I currently preceed the name 
of mtb routes with mrt {name}. It would be great to be able to search it 
via {name} or mrt {name}. For this to work both entries would have to be 
included in the search index. This would also be very useful for many 
POI. (e.g. we only have one place to put hostels, hotels, guesthouses 
and motels, so having additional entries preceeded with say motel one 
could exclusively search for motels near by, but also search for a place 
where one knows the name, but does not know whether it is a motel or 
guesthouse....). This is not really a must have, but would be a nice to 
have feature to make mkgmap created maps stand out from the crowd... - 
To implement this there would need to be a new code for the style-file 
to specify this. Or would you say a workaround using "continue patch" 
and creating POI twice to have them classed in both search possibilites 
is the only solution for now (will not work for streets however, only 
POI, and also cause other minor annoyances like bigger size of map in MB)?
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