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[mkgmap-dev] edge 705 stuck with cities index

From Eric Fernandez zeb at zebulon.org.uk on Tue Feb 28 14:36:08 GMT 2012

2012/2/24 Steve Ratcliffe <steve at parabola.me.uk>:
>> This worked and do not suffer the freezes when listing the nearest
> There are really four overlapping issues here, so let break them down so
> they can be dealt with individually.
> 1. A bad map that causes freezing on some devices.
> I want to avoid this no matter what the input data is. It seems
> that avoiding putting unnamed cities into the output file is
> sufficient in this case, so that is what I think we should do.
> 2. The add-poi-to-area option used to add a poi only if there was not
>    one there already.
> I don't think the option does this any more? It think that
> was a useful feature. It may be more difficult to do now that they
> are created earlier on however.
> 3. The default style should be prepared to use place_name for places
>    created from areas
> 4. The OSM data may be wrong.
> Well, we mostly have to deal with it as we find it, unless it doesn't match
> reality. I don't even think that have a poi for a town and an area for the
> same town is a bad thing.
> ..Steve
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Thanks Steve. I think you have accurately summarised the issue. Now I
am not familiar enough with mkgmap code and community to suggest the
best way to handle this situation. I will leave the decisions to the
developers. But I am available to help and eager to test new solutions
when required.


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