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[mkgmap-dev] Garmin eTrex10 Map - POIs

From Gerd Petermann gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Sun Apr 16 13:15:24 BST 2023

Hi Neil,

reg. POIs: You wrote yourself that the list is generated by the device. I think that's correct and thus it doesn't have an influence on the map size.


Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag von Neil Romig <neil at sixtythree.me.uk>
Gesendet: Sonntag, 16. April 2023 14:12
An: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk
Betreff: Re: [mkgmap-dev] Garmin eTrex10 Map - POIs


Thanks for tip, I'll try that out. As for the POIs it is because I have tried to keep file size to a minimum (below 2MB) I have very few entries in my "points" file so the POI list is an assortment of offshore islands and some ponds scattered across a 300km radius. Not very useful. I have remedied this by not having anything except towns, village and cities in the "points" file. I decided ti share my UK map file at sites.google.com.view/etrex10 if anyone's interested.


On Sat, 2023-04-15 at 11:18 +0000, Gerd Petermann wrote:

Hi Neil,

ABC is the default value for the country abbreviation. You can use option --country-abbr

to change the default, see https://www.mkgmap.org.uk/doc/options for details, there are a lot more options

similar to this.

I have no idea why you want to get rid of the generated lists, and I don't know if that's possible on the device.



Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk<mailto:mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk>> im Auftrag von Neil Romig <neil at sixtythree.me.uk<mailto:neil at sixtythree.me.uk>>

Gesendet: Samstag, 15. April 2023 11:40

An: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk<mailto:mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk>

Betreff: [mkgmap-dev] Garmin eTrex10 Map - POIs


I am new to mapping and Garmin, so bear with me if I ask stupid questions!

I have made a UK map from OSM data for my new eTrex10 which I am happy with - one level at resolution 18 with a pared down styling giving me a file of 1.7MB.

What puzzles me is the eTrex10 has a "Where To?" page showing  "Cities" and "All POIs" (among others) which have 50 entries each:

"Cities" has a list of local towns and villages in distance order and all suffixed with ", ABC".

"All POIs"  is likewise distance sorted, an assortment of mostly small islets & islands, water features, which probably relate to my very reduced set of map features.

It looks like the eTrex10 is producing these lists itself.

Two questions:

1) Why do the towns have "ABC" suffixed?

2) Can I get rid of the map-derived POI list? I have tried using "--poi-excl-index=0x0100-0x0b00,0x650c,0x6603,0x1f00,0x3000-0x5f00" without success.

I ask here because I suppose I won't get much help from Garmin - having replaced their built-in map!



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