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[mkgmap-dev] How to use the index branch

From Steve Ratcliffe steve at parabola.me.uk on Fri Jan 7 22:18:47 GMT 2011

On 07/01/11 21:52, WanMil wrote:
> I tried to use the index branch but I don't know the little tricks to
> get address search working in MapSource (and of course not on my
> Garmin). Can someone please summarize (Steve, Felix) what I have to do
> use it at least in MapSource? How do you test the index branch?

The only options that I use and are needed are: --latin1
   --family-id=... --route --index.  Probably should also 

--code-page=1252 is not the same as --latin1, you need the later.

> * Create a map from the index branch with compiling an nsis map installer
> * Run the mapinstaller exe
> * Start MapSource
> =>  The map is installed but Search =>  Search city is disabled.

That should be all that is needed and it seems that it is at least half 

In the english version there are three find buttons. One of these is 
greyed out if there is no index. It is called 'Find places' and when
pressed brings up a window that has several tabs: City, Feature, 
Address, Intersection (tabs only show if the information is available, 
so you can see more or fewer tabs).

If you see that window then you are at least half way there.


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