Improved splitter released
Congratulations on a much improved version of splitter that was released today by Gerd Petermann.
The first improvement is that it fixes the annoying failures on large multipolygons such as lakes and forests and also on long ways such as ferry routes or country borders.
The previous method used by splitter could not guarantee that all features that should affect a tile but were wholly or partially outside of the tile would be correctly included. The new version tracks down all these cases and makes sure that they are complete.
Currently you have to supply the
--keep-complete=true option to get the new
behaviour, but as the results are so much better this will surely become the
It does take a little extra time and more memory with this option, but as the resulting file sizes
are smaller, it takes less time to run mkgmap on them so there is not so much
difference in the overall time taken.
The split is also improved to make the tiles sizes more even. This means both a more consistent number of points within the same tile and the tiles are more square with an maximum aspect ratio of 1:4 if possible with the given input file. More care is taken with tiles that approach the poles or the 180 degree of longitude line.
The o5m format is now supported for both read and write. The o5m format is somewhat quicker when used as a splitter input file.
There are also loads of bug fixes too! This is all available in release r263 which can be obtained as always from the splitter download page There are many more changes than are mentioned here, so for full details read the full description 
General information on how to use splitter can be found at the tile splitter page.