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[mkgmap-dev] gmapsupp visible in Basecamp

From Ben Konrath ben at bagu.org on Sat Oct 22 15:46:06 BST 2011

Hi Minko,

I've seen a similar result in Basecamp where the basemap highways were
visible along with the OSM map. This was for a map with no TYP file
(or the default TYP file I'm not sure what mkgmap is doing these
days). This didn't happen with a commercial map so there's definitely
something missing from the mkgmap generated maps to tell the Basecamp
software to disable or override the basemap.

On my unit I've have seen a problem where the routing would use the
basemap if a road from the basemap was closer than any road from in my
map. It's a weird problem because the routing highlight appears over
non-existent roads. I assume this is caused by the same problem as
we're seeing in Basecamp. I've also deleted the basemap from my Nuvi
but it's not possible to delete the basemap on my etrex vista so the
problem still happens occasionally.

Is there a bug report database for mkgmap where we can collect
information about this problem?

- Ben

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Minko <ligfietser at online.nl> wrote:
> Hi Klaus,
> I was curious if and how it worked, because Garmin is  (probably) going to deliver all its maps this way in the near future. With some products it's already the case, like the official Garmin Benelux cycling map, no installer, no DVD, just a map on muicro SD card. On the Dutch GPS forum there are already people complaining why the other maps are not working in Basecamp while they plug their GPS into the computer!
> So for convenience, it should be an option to look at, no need to install any maps on the computer anymore. Problem now is, how to get rid of the transparency of the OSM maps when we set the MS flag to zero (to make it visible in Basecamp while you have your OSM map on your GPS (or MicroSD card) and it is plugged into your computer.
> Op the GPS.nl forum someone already found a workaround by making the (imho worthless basemap) emtpy, but this is for a user with not much computer knowledge already one step too far (it is easier to install the maps on the computer).
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