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[mkgmap-dev] basic search

From Rutger Nijlunsing rutger.nijlunsing at gmail.com on Wed Sep 22 20:26:48 BST 2010

>>> 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.

I can confirm that copying gmapsupp.img to a Nuvi 255 results in not
working adresses with
a recent mkgmap.

It cannot find any number in the street, even for streets which do
have streetnumbers in them.


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