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[mkgmap-dev] Wondering about mkgmap usage.

From dom dom at team-oid.de on Tue Feb 1 09:14:59 GMT 2011

Ah I just need it when I will create a gmapsupp.img and when I want to
use my typ file with the gmapsupp.img.
When I'm just creating mapsets and no gmapsupp.img there is no need to
add it to the mkgmap command, right?


Am 01.02.2011 10:00, schrieb Henning Scholland:
> Am 01.02.2011 09:44, schrieb dom:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using mkgmap since a while and it works great. Good work and thanks
>> to all of the developer.
>> I know how many time you are investing into it and how many time such a
>> OS project needs to care about.
>> So my question is. I already have seen that some of the map compilers
>> are calling the mkgmap with the typ file at the end.
>> For example: java .. -jar mkgmap.jar [option] typfile.typ
>> I also tried it and I found no advantage or difference to a call without
>> the typ file?
>> What is the reason for this? I also didn't find any doc for this.
>> Thanks,
>> Marco
> If you let mkgmap also create the gmapsupp.img, than you have to call 
> mkgmap with a TYP-file. Otherwise mkgmap will use default TYP-file. For 
> normal creation of maps it is not necessary to have a TYP-file in 
> mkgmap-call.
> Henning
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