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[mkgmap-dev] patched polish file charset and multipolygon handling

From WanMil wmgcnfg at web.de on Mon Feb 21 21:38:56 GMT 2011

Dear András,

thanks for your patch and for your comments about mkgmap.

I cannot say anything about the mp format processing of mkgmap because I 
did not have any mp formatted input file.

Regarding the multipolygon errors:
I can confirm that there is a bug in the PolygonSplitterBase class. 
Splitted polygons are not closed (often?, each time?). I found that some 
weeks ago while implementing a new strategy to split the data in to 
garmin subdivisions. As it does not have any effect on the output of 
mkgmap I didn't commit a fix for that to the trunk yet.

I tried your patch for the PolygonSplitterBase class with osm input 
files. I could not see any visual problems although I would expect some. 
Your zero-width capillary often crosses the border of the polygon so you 
get self intesecting polygons. I wonder why this does not make problems. 
I expect that there will be problems in case a polygon is splitted twice 
because the Java2D Area class used in the PolygonSplitterBase class 
removes such capillarys automatically.
Before committing such a patch we have to check that very carefully.

Have fun!

P.S.: This mailing list is the correct place to post your patches. Maybe 
you can create patches without the top directory. That makes it easier 
to apply patches to differently named workspaces.

> Dear developers,
> I'm new to mkgmap, just replacing cgpsmapper because it's slow, buggy
> and closed source. I have tried to compile from an .mp file. The
> resulting .img file had two huge problems:
> 1. Wrong character encoding.
> I used an .mp source file in code page ISO-8859-2 (or Windows-1250). I
> was unable to fix encoding of Hungarian accented characters (áéíóúöőüű),
> tried all possible variations of --charset and --code-page options. I
> even tried to iconv .mp file to UTF-8 but it was also wrong way, img
> file had UTF-8 labels.
> Finally, I have modified READING_CHARSET in
> mkgmap/reader/polish/PolishMapDataSource.java from "UTF-8" to
> "ISO-8859-2" and accented characters started to work. The used config
> was --charset=cp1252 --code-page=1252. The same worked when I specified
> ISO-8859-1, because the listed Hungarian characters are on the same
> place in two charsets. I think READING_CHARSET should be a new option or
> linked to --charset option.
> 2. Multipolygon errors.
> Polygons with holes looked bizarre, long triangles appeared between
> endpoints of parts with alternating (negative/positive) rendering. Test
> showed detailed problems:
> a. parts of multipart polygons were not closed at the last point
> b. parts of multipart polygons were appended to each other, not stored
> as separated parts
> c. multipolygon splitter treated "new" holes as areas, not holes
> Investigating problem "b" showed that mkgmap stores polygons as a single
> List<Coord>. Garmin img also doesn't support holes or multipolygons.
> For a working solution, I have created a workaround model for multipart
> polygons: first point of first part stands as a global starting point.
> Second part (hole or area, doesn't mind) is connected to this starting
> point with a zero-width capillary on the start and on the end as well.
> Every other parts are connected on the same way. Every parts should be
> closed (first node = last node), this was not checked before (problem
> "a"). Problem "b" became the spine of the solution, parts are appended.
> The connection between parts are only visible if polygon border is
> rendered.
> Old cgpsmapper did the same way for holes, only difference is that
> cgpsmapper looked up the closest nodes for connection. I did not want to
> implement such a power-hungry algorithm, it's indifferent theoretically
> where holes are connected to areas. Another difference from cgpsmapper:
> multipolygons of disjoint areas were published to img as two independent
> polygons, resulting two labels on map.
> I have implemented this model in two polygon processing class. Resulting
> .img file is now correct, even islands appear in holes. Modified files:
> mkgmap/reader/polish/PolishMapDataSource.java
> mkgmap/filters/PolygonSplitterBase.java
> QUESTION: Where can I post my patch? Can I use SVN? Which branch?
> Attached patch against r1846.
> Regards,
> András Kolesár
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