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[mkgmap-dev] basic search

From Hendrik Oesterlin hendrikmail2002 at yahoo.de on Tue Sep 28 13:09:47 BST 2010

"Clinton Gladstone" clinton.gladstone at googlemail.com wrote on 23/09/2010 at 06:17:04 +1100
subject "[mkgmap-dev] basic search" :

> 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.

I was not able to handle mkgmap-crated gmapsupp.img with Mapsource...
I'm certain that it is simple as all the rest, but I can't see the

Many thanks for some hints...!

Hendrik Oesterlin - email hendrikmail2002 at yahoo.de

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