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[mkgmap-dev] how to make address search aware of the Canadian provinces?

From WanMil wmgcnfg at web.de on Mon May 28 20:34:47 BST 2012

> Hi WanMil,
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM, WanMil<wmgcnfg at web.de>  wrote:
>> your approach is correct.
>> But I don't know which field are used by the builtin map. So maybe it is
>> not possible to have the same functionality with mkgmap generated maps.
> Ok, good to know. Thanks.
>> Can you please what information/address is displayed if you select a POI
>> on your mkgmap generated map. Is the province name displayed? If not
>> then you should check the log file if mkgmap really finds your bounds
>> directory.
> On the mkgmap generated map of Canada, POIs have the city and province
> name displayed. If the POI has full address information in OSM, then
> the full address is displayed. I think the bounds are being set
> correctly.
> One thing I noticed is that the built-in map of Canada uses the
> province abbreviation whereas the mkgmap generated map uses the full
> province name. For instance, the built-in map uses ON for the province
> while the map generated with mkmap uses Ontario. Could this somehow be
> causing the problem?

Maybe that's a hint how you can solve that yourself.
Instead of assigning the country (CAN - Canada) and a region (Ontario) 
you  might assign the province as country: ONT - Canada Ontario .
To do this you must add your provinces to the LocationHook.xml file and 
add the country redefinition rule
mkgmap:country=CAN && mkgmap:admin_level4=* { set 
mkgmap:country='${mkgmap:admin_level=4}' }

> In any case, I would like to use the province abbreviations instead of
> the full province names. Is there a setting that I can use in mkgmap
> to get this behaviour?

In case there is a tag with the short name add this tag to the 
name-tag-list option.


> Thanks, Ben
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