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[mkgmap-dev] How does cgpsmapper / cpreview work

From Felix Hartmann extremecarver at gmail.com on Wed Jan 19 22:00:23 GMT 2011

On 19.01.2011 22:36, WanMil wrote:
>> Just as I don't want to post this in other threads as O.T. here seems to
>> be the bext explications on how cpreview works (and why mkgmap maps are
>> unsuitable for further processing to create an index using cpreview).
>> http://pkmaps.freeforums.org/compiling-a-garmin-img-map-using-cgpsmapper-ver-95-above-t63.html 
>> As you can read, cpreview needs an idx file created by cgpsmapper (and
>> cgpsmapper needs properly prepared maps by gpsmapedit, it does not have
>> any "intelligent" function to create an address search from scratch as
>> does mkgmap). We cannot use cpreview on osm map data for address search.
>> The only thing I could image for testing is asking Malsingmaps authours
>> or someone else if he could give us both a proper mp ready to be handled
>> by cgpsmapper professional version, and the finished outcome. Maybe on
>> could use mapcenter2 for this too ( if we had a proper mp to start 
>> with).
> Thanks Felix,
> I was also wondering how the cpreview tool might be used. But your 
> investigation answered my questions.
> Did someone try the free cgpsmapper 0100 version? I think it does not 
> create the .idx file?
> I tried to create mp files by running osm2mp. I installed it on Ubuntu 
> but I got several perl errors...
> WanMil
As far as I understood, only mapcenter2 is a free alternative that one 
can use. However http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com/ is down since quite a 
few month. Or someone got a working link?

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