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[mkgmap-dev] splitter and options --description / --geonames-file

From Ticker Berkin rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk on Wed Apr 8 10:59:33 BST 2020

Hi Gerd

I'd say that if the splitter is going to generate descriptions per tile
(geonames) it should generate one for each tile and, if there isn't a
centre of a city within the tile and no default description, it should
use a modified form of the nearest city to make it unique from a
possible adjacent tile that might use the same city.

Maybe something like "GB-~Basingstoke", but no solution is ideal and
there could still be duplicates.

The splitter could keep track of which names were have been used and,
for the ones outside the tile, added an increasing suffix number, so
would have "GB-Basingstoke-2" etc


On Wed, 2020-04-08 at 08:38 +0000, Gerd Petermann wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is a follow up of http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/documentation-i
> mprovement-tp5962609p5962747.html
> Since I don't use these options for my maps I am unsure what is best.
> The --geonames-file option tries to find a city within the calculated
> tile. If none is found it either writes the value
> given with --description or just a comment.
> I think it would be best to always write the nearest city.
> Gerd
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