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[mkgmap-dev] basic search

From Clinton Gladstone clinton.gladstone at googlemail.com on Wed Sep 22 20:17:04 BST 2010

On Sep 22, 2010, at 20:33, Johann Gail wrote:

>> As far as I understand, the mkgmap --index option produces "half-cooked" 
>> files that must be transferred by MapSource to the device. Once that is 
>> done, the search should work. Others can hopefully chime in; I have 
>> never used MapSource.
> Same situation for me. I have never tried, but am in the opinion it 
> should work this way. Can anyone confirm this? If so, it should be 
> possible to find the differences in mkgmap and mapsource generated indexes.

I can confirm this: after transferring maps to my eTrex with either Mapsource on Windows/Wine or MapInstall on the Mac, address search works -- at least with the known limitations of mkgmap's index generation.

I have not recently attempted to copy a generated gmapsupp.img file to my device, but I recall that the address index did not work in this case. I assume that this has not changed.


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