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[mkgmap-dev] Building northeast map

From Gerd Petermann gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Wed Oct 29 07:28:12 GMT 2014

Hi Brian,

I think your problem is caused by the fact that your input file doesn't contain the boundary for the USA.
That's the reason for the --bounds option, the typical use is to download the boundaries for planet
from e.g. 

If you want to create your own bounds file, you should make sure to have complete continents.

The style rules in the inc/address  file expect that mkgmap:admin_level2=USA
but this will not happen if the bounds file doesn't contain enough of the boundary.


From: brianegge at gmail.com
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:53:28 +0000
To: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk
Subject: [mkgmap-dev] Building northeast map

I've built my own gmappsup for the US Northeast and loaded it into my Garmin. My script for doing so is roughly as follows:
[[ us-northeast-latest.osm.bz2 -nt northeast.om5 ]] && bzcat us-northeast-latest.osm.bz2 | ../osmconvert/osmconvert - -o=northeast.om5[[ northeast.om5 -nt northeast-boundaries.o5m ]] && ../osmfilter/osmfilter northeast.om5 --keep-nodes= --keep-ways-relations="boundary=administrative =postal_code postal_code=" -o=northeast-boundaries.o5mjava -cp ../mkgmap/dist/mkgmap.jar uk.me.parabola.mkgmap.reader.osm.boundary.BoundaryPreprocessor northeast-boundaries.o5m bounds/
java -jar ../mkgmap/dist/mkgmap.jar \  --gmapsupp \  --mapname=20355490 \  --description="Northeast United States" \  --country-name="United States" \  --country-abbr=US \  --region-name="Northeast" \  --region-abbr=NE \  --index \  --location-autofill=nearest \  --housenumbers \  --route \  --add-pois-to-areas \  --bounds=bounds \  --add-pois-to-areas \  --process-destination \  --process-exits \  *.osm.pbf
I've loaded the result onto my Garmin Nuvi. When I attempt to do an address search, it first asks me for the City, but the cities I'm looking for don't show up in the search. Oddly, when it shows the closest cities I can see some of them, but when I do a text search it shows distant oddballs. For example, with 'New York', I see:New York, FLNew York, TXNew York Mills, MN
None of these are the New York I'm looking for. I don't even think they are in my input file, but are perhaps coming from the internal memory on my GPS.
It does appear the NYC addresses are working better - I can see the Bronx Zoo is in The Bronx and Carnegie Hall is in New York, however, I can't key in an address to see if it works because of the address search issue.
Another thing which has me puzzled is why some POIs are not showing the city/state. For example Desert Moon Grille is in Danbury, Connecticut. I can find it doing a Food POI search. That works fine. But, when I select it, it shows "Not_set, Fairfield County". Nomination gets the address perfect: Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille, 113, Mill Plain Road, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States of America . I'm compiling my own bounds file, so I'm surprised it hasn't worked. 

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