logo separator

[mkgmap-dev] Please check if help is okay

From Gerd Petermann GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Wed May 31 17:35:36 BST 2017

Hi Alexandre,

thanks for the hint. The options work fine together. I'll try to make that clearer.

Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag von Alexandre Loss <alexandre.loss at gmail.com>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017 18:06:24
An: Development list for mkgmap
Betreff: Re: [mkgmap-dev] Please check if help is okay

Hi Gerd,

it is clear your documentation for the new --road-name-config parameter. However, what is the relation or impact using this new parameter concomitantly with --x-split-name-index? Are they mutually exclusive?

I suggest to clarify this in the documentation.




2017-05-31 4:39 GMT-03:00 Gerd Petermann <GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com<mailto:GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com>>:
Hi all,

in r3963 I tried to document the new prefix / suffix stuff:
        This option handles the problem that some countries have road names which
        ofter start or end with very similar words, e.g. in France the first word
        is very often 'Rue', ofter followed by a preposition like 'de la' or 'des'.
        This leads to rather long road names like 'Rue de la Concorde' where only
        the word 'Concorde' is really interesting. In the USA, you ofter have names
        like 'West Main Street' where only the word 'Main' is important.
        Garmin software has some tricks to handle this problem. It allows to use
        special characters in the road labels which mark the beginning and end of
        the important part.
        There are two different visiual effects of this option:
        - On the PC, when zooming out, the name 'Rue de la Concorde' is only
                rendered as 'Concorde'.
        - The index for road names only contains the important part of the name.
                You can search for road name Conc to find road names like 'Rue de la Concorde'.
                One problem: Search for 'Rue' will not list 'Rue de la Concorde'
                or 'Rue du Moulin'. It may list 'Rueben Brookins Road' if that is in the map.

        Another effect is that the index is smaller.

        The option specifies the path to a file which gives the details. See
        comments in the sample roadNameConfig.txt for further details.

Is that clear enough? Please check also the comments in the sample file.
Please suggest improvements, else I'll use the same text for the style documentation before
merging to trunk.

mkgmap-dev mailing list
mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk<mailto:mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk>

More information about the mkgmap-dev mailing list