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[mkgmap-dev] basic search

From Felix Hartmann extremecarver at gmail.com on Wed Sep 22 20:38:25 BST 2010

  On 22.09.2010 21:26, Rutger Nijlunsing 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.
> 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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I have written what is possible and how on "old generation" devices 
here: http://openmtbmap.org/about-2/howto-search-addresses/

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