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[mkgmap-dev] Recycling menu items in the Oregon

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Fri Apr 16 18:18:05 BST 2010

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:35:51AM +0200, Daniela Duerbeck wrote:
>And there are many other things that can be easily recycled.  Have you 
>ever been lost in an unknown city and asked yourself: Where is the next 
>hot spring?

In Reykjavik, why not? :-)

>P.S: Etrex Users can do the same, but they have no possibility to change 
>the unused strings to better ones. They must search for truckstops and 
>keep in mind, that these are taxis.

You should also keep in mind that some POIs can show up in multiple menus.  
If I remember correctly, the Edge 705 also shows truck stops in the fuel 
station menu.

I look forward to GPS hardware becoming mainstream in mobile phones. Then 
the likes of GpsMid allow us to implement all sorts of features we might 
like: POI warnings, speed warnings, even multilingual map (you could 
select the map language, and it would display the selected name:* in your 
preferred order (say, name:de, name:en, int_name, name). For me, the Edge 
705 is just a stopgap measure until someone makes an open source 
programmable replacement that is suitable for bicycle use.


PS: I repurposed the translation of amenity=recycling too. I guess that 
the POI code is meant to mark the offices of electricity companies and the 
like, for those people who drive by car to drop a cheque to pay their 
bills. :-) The menu item is "Versorgung" (supply), not "Entsorgung" in the 
German Edge 705.

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