[mkgmap-dev] Recent Garmin Firmware "cannot authenticate maps" when they are unicodeFrom franco_bez franco.bez at web.de on Sat Aug 26 22:01:06 BST 2017
Hi Gerd and Andrzej, I do not see any reason why GARMIN should only require UNICODE maps to be signed, while LATIN1 maps can remain unsigned. I suspect that there is a flag in the file header, maybe a new and undocumented one, that marks the file as "check for signature". When the Oregon checks the signature, and finds out that there is none, it states that the check failed. Maybe mkgmap accidentally marks the file as "to be checked for signature" when it writes out a unicode map. Does this soud plausible to you ? I uploaded a sample map that produces the error, it just contains administrative border lines as an overlay layer. I'm not sure whether it contains an index or not . http://files.mkgmap.org.uk/download/356/dach_boundary_gmapsupp_error.img I can do a little testing if you can provide me with test cases. Ciao, Franco Am 26.08.2017 um 06:59 schrieb Gerd Petermann: > Hi Franco, > > my understanding is that this is not a bug, but a limitation implemented > by Garmin. > My mothers Nüvi also doesn't load unicode maps. > One reason might be that some indexes don't work with unicode and mkgmap > doesn't > write the needed ones. I cannot try that now. > If the 750 loads a unicode map without an index we may have a chance by > doing more reverse > engeneering of old maps. > On the other hand, I wonder how long they will the support the old img > format written by mkgmap, > maybe this is the first step to drop this support. > > Gerd > > ________________________________________ Am 26.08.2017 um 11:51 schrieb Andrzej Popowski: > Hi, > > > my understanding is that this is not a bug, but a limitation > > implemented by Garmin. > > This is true. Garmin maps can be digitally signed. Many new GPS require, > that Unicode map include signature. Signature is a protection against > tampering, which is reasonable for commercial maps, but it exclude support > for 3-rd party maps. > -- View this message in context: http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/Recent-Garmin-Firmware-cannot-authenticate-maps-when-they-are-unicode-tp5901399p5901449.html Sent from the Mkgmap Development mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
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