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[mkgmap-dev] Display of Labels on Maps

From Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de on Wed Aug 12 10:00:32 BST 2015

On Tue, Aug 11, Bill Lancashire wrote:

> I have been trying to understand how the display of names and labels
> on map pages is controlled.
> I am talking about the following two cases:
> a) Labels that appear on the map itself which for the purposes here
> I will call 'Map Labels'.
> b) Names which appear in a box at the top of the GPS screen when the
> cursor is placed over an item on the map page which I will refer to
> as 'Cursor-Over'  names.
> I appreciate the 'Map Label' display is partly controlled by the
> choice of type code for the polygon, line or point, but can this
> feature in any way be controlled by either the style configuration
> or the TYP file when a 'custom' extended code is used?.

You should be able to control the size of the font and if it is 
displayed or not with the TYP file. I think this are the keywords:
FontStyle=NoLabel (invisible)

But depending on your GPS device, this will be overwritten by
the firmware or the options the user did choose.


Thorsten Kukuk, Senior Architect SLES & Common Code Base
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