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[mkgmap-dev] (Fixed by workround) Bizarre flooding in South Wales

From Steve Hosgood steve at stoneship.org.uk on Thu Oct 13 11:51:27 BST 2011

On 2011-10-10 19:33, Bartosz Fabianowski wrote:
> Replying to myself, I think I see the problem now. You are specifying
> paths relative to the current working directory while mkgmap searches
> relative to its installation directory. Try specifying the coastline
> file and the boundary directors as absolute paths.

No - the problem was that I'd forgotten the '=' in the command-line syntax.


What I'd entered:
--coastlinefile coastlines_europe-111004.osm.pbf

It might be a worthwhile improvement for mkgmap to notice dud syntax 
like that and either accept the form without the '=' sign, or to put up 
an error message. As it is, it *seems* to realise that the coastline 
file is as I'd flagged it, but then reports that it can't read such a 
file. Confusing.


P.S: I can now confirm that Bartosz's fix (specifying a separate 
coastline file) appears to have completely fixed my flooding issues.

Thank you Bartosz. Hopefully my experiences will help the 
coastline/flooding/tiles people get more of a grip on what's causing 
this problem. As I said last time, if anyone wants my files for 
investigations, I'll keep them for a while - just ask me and I'll send them.

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