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[mkgmap-dev] Misc documentation fixes

From Randolph J. Herber army.bronze.star at gmail.com on Sat Jun 20 00:37:30 BST 2020

The largest two problems are that I have never been able find a means to 
select a small number of tiles to download into one of my small memory 
sized devices and the user interface is miserable for any purpose other 
than an entire mapset and loading it into a device (which I do by USB or 
memory downloads and neither BaseCamp or MapSource when I want to 
install and entire mapset).

Randolph J. Herber

On 6/19/2020 3:02 AM, Mike Baggaley wrote:
> I suggest that the command arguments page refers to just current or most recent products and that a new web page be used to give information on the range of other products that people like to use, why they might be used in preference to others and where they can be obtained.
> I have just downloaded QMapShack and it loads my GB map, so I suggest replacing QLandkarte with QMapShack in the command arguments page.
> Ticker - can you explain what functionality is not available in BaseCamp but is available in MapSource? I haven't found anything, although as I started from BaseCamp I may well have missed something.
> Cheers,
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ticker Berkin [mailto:rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk]
> Sent: 16 June 2020 10:49
> To: Development list for mkgmap <mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [mkgmap-dev] Misc documentation fixes
> Hi Gerd
> I think mentioning MapSource in the documentation is useful. I had not
> used it before and found it trivial to install compared with the
> difficulties there are in installing Basecamp on a Windows 7 machine.
> Once installed it was simpler and faster than Basecamp and had
> capabilities close to my eTrex HCx which seem to have been removed from
> Basecamp and newer Garmin devices. I was also pleasantly surprised that
> it found my --gmapi maps from the same location as Basecamp uses.
> I also note that the documentation mentions QLandkarte. This has been
> discontinued and QMapShack is recommended instead; but from this
> information I wouldn't remove QLandKarte from the documentation and
> wouldn't add QMapShack unless it is known to work with mkgmap maps.
> Ticker
> On Tue, 2020-06-16 at 08:37 +0000, Gerd Petermann wrote:
>> Hi Ticker,
>> I like the idea to fix the svn version :) Should work for quite a
>> while...
>> Not sure why you want to add MapSource again to the documentation? It
>> was removed after this discussion:
>> http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/License-File-mapid-000-license-txt-tp5
>> 963502p5963711.html
>> Gerd
>> ________________________________________
>> Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag
>> von Ticker Berkin <rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk>
>> Gesendet: Montag, 15. Juni 2020 18:07
>> An: mkgmap development
>> Betreff: [mkgmap-dev] Misc documentation fixes
>> Hi Gerd
>> Here are some documentation fixes & improvements + a change to
>> build.xml to use 4 chars for the unknown version number so that
>> offsets
>> match the typical 4 digit svn version number. This minimises noise
>> when
>> comparing the display of internal structures.
>> I can't tell if I've got the layout in typ-compiler.txt correct until
>> it appears on http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/doc/typ-compiler
>> If it looks bad I'll do another patch.
>> Ticker
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