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[mkgmap-dev] finding out more about the size taken by elements in generated map

From Jozef Riha jose1711 at gmail.com on Fri Jan 28 13:43:10 GMT 2022

On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 12:04 PM Gerd Petermann <
gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jose,
> you probably didn't scroll to the right in the statistics view. Also note
> that you can select if you want to see the data for one level or all levels.

Hi Gerd,

actually I did but the memory column was hidden :-o

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Thank you - it's lot more useful with this data.

> Besides that it is really difficult to answer your questions.
> Labels are deduplicated, so each different label is only saved once in an
> IMG and the objects with that label are storeed with a ref.
> The size required size is that for the RGN data (which discribed the
> geometry) and the NET data which contains the labels, house numbers
> and other data and finally the NOD data which contains routing data.
> Garmin uses all kinds of compression methods to reduce redundancy, so
> it's  difficult to see an effect when you make small changes.

Thank you also for this piece - I kinda suspected the deduplication is
happening. Together with the compression it's likely not worth much to
exclude names when squeezing the map size then.

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