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[mkgmap-dev] Sample basic mkgmap config file

From Ticker Berkin rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk on Tue Feb 19 11:32:19 GMT 2019

Hi Gerd

--split-name-index and --road-name-config behave as expected, but:

UK roads are always indexed by their first word, even when the word is

Removing all the common suffixes (road/street/etc) to the second stage
of address searching just makes finding an address awkward and
unnatural. It is normal to select the full street in 1 stage then the
locations within the street in the next stage.

My opinion is that using --order-by-decreasing-area and then, if you
have a typ-file, setting all [_drawOrder] to the same value, gives a
good map, whereas attempting to pre-define which polygons overwrite
others using [_drawOrder] will be wrong in some cases.


On Thu, 2019-02-14 at 17:35 +0000, Gerd Petermann wrote:
> Hi Ticker,
> thanks for the  comments.
> - I forgot route, that was not intended.
> - no-tdbfile and nsis are a bad combination, and I see no problem
> when we generate all possible formats
> unless one starts to create really large maps.
> - I am not aware of problems with --split-name-index or --road-name
> -config, please give examples in a new thread. Besides that
> I see no problems to remove those.
> - I agree that --add-pois-to-lines is a rather problematic option,
> but I see no need to add no-add-pois-to-lines
> - My understanding is that we don't need order-by-decreasing-area
> once we have a default typ?
> Gerd
> ________________________________________
> Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag
> von Ticker Berkin <rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk>
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2019 18:19
> An: Development list for mkgmap
> Betreff: Re: [mkgmap-dev] Sample basic mkgmap config file
> Hi
> I have a few suggestions / comments:
> I don't agree with --recommended because this file will often
> required
> some tweaking and eventually become the basis of the new users
> building
> environment.
> I think forward slash (/) works as a directory seperator on
> DOS/Windows
> so can always use this.
> It should be written to assume various items are in the current
> directory, including the .cfg file itself, the outputs from splitter,
> bounds.zip, sea.zip and mkgmap release subdirectory
> It should be aimed at generating a GMAPSUPP.IMG file to put on a
> Garmin
> device. All the PC bits for basecamp/mapsource are a distraction and
> a
> great deal of time can be wasted trying to get these installed on a
> PC
> and then trying to use them install the map image on a device; so
> shouldn't have 'gmapi' and should have 'no-tdbfile'
> Should specify: code-page=1252
> I'm not convinced of the general benefits of 'split-name-index' and
> 'road-name-config'. They don't give good behaviour for the UK
> The 'bounds' option to location-autofill doesn't do anything
> No need to specify the style - it will use 'default'
> name-tag-list=name:XX,int_name,name,place_name,loc_name is a useful
> option where XX is the map user's language code
> Should specify: route
> I don't think 'check-roundabouts' is of any benefit for a new user
> Option 'add-pois-to-lines' generates a lot of 'not very useful' POIs
> and I think it is better turned off. This is a topic that could be re
> -visited in 'default style improvements'
> 'make-opposite-cycleways' is wrong for a lot of countries
> I'd specify: 'order-by-decreasing-area' as the way to get a map that
> shows polygon features overlayed in the best order, without having to
> make fixed arbitrary decisions about all the [_drawOrder] levels in a
> typ-file.
> Following, inline, is a version with some changes - feel free to
> take/ignore whatever you think is best. It should probably be more
> heavily commented.
> Regards
> Ticker
> #
> # Set options to create a routable map for a Garmin GPS
> # Assumes that the files bounds.zip and sea.zip exist
> #
> gmapsupp
> code-page=1252
> no-tdbfile
> nsis
> index
> #split-name-index
> #road-name-config=mkgmap/examples/roadNameConfig.txt
> bounds=bounds.zip
> location-autofill=is_in,nearest
> housenumbers
> #name-tag-list=name:en,int_name,name,place_name,loc_name
> max-jobs
> route
> drive-on=detect
> no-add-pois-to-lines
> add-pois-to-areas
> precomp-sea=sea.zip
> #make-opposite-cycleways
> link-pois-to-ways
> process-destination
> process-exits
> order-by-decreasing-area
> #that's it
> On Thu, 2019-02-14 at 14:29 +0100, Andrzej Popowski wrote:
> > Hi Gerd,
> > 
> > maybe treat it like default style, which is kind of build in? For
> > example, when invoking mkgmap with an option --recommended, mkgmap
> > could
> > include all options from default config.
> > 
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