[mkgmap-dev] basic searchFrom 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. Regards, Rutger.
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