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[mkgmap-dev] map types on different devices

From osm osm at pinns.co.uk on Tue Jan 23 20:12:33 GMT 2024

Garmin uses 0x11500 - 1151F for its custom POIS in many topo TYP files

You may want to check this out ; it certainly works for my GPSmap66.



On 23/01/2024 20:00, 7770 wrote:
> Hi.
> An observation, but maybe known to all mappers :-)
> I am using self defined TYP symbols for stay over huts or shelters along hiking
> trails or in the wilderness.
> It could be things like wildernes_hut lean_to shelter:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Atourism%3Dwilderness_hut
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shelter_type%3Dlean_to
> etc.
> For that i use the styles (points) to assign points in the group 0x2bnn  (nn
> being a number).
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/
> POI_Types#Type_0x2b_(Accommodation)
> According to the above page, eTrex devices may not show higher number than
> 0x2b07 in that group.
> What i notice is that GPSMAP 66s/st picks up higher values such as
> 0x2b11-0x2b18 and displays them, whereas eTrex 32x does not pick up those but
> i have to map the same symbols/icons to lower numbers (which not all are
> free). E.g., 0x2b07 works. I yet have to try exactly where the cut off is.
> Even if the eTrex 32x does not show the symbol on the map, at least some of
> the points can be searched for. If i have the map pointer close to the point
> and search for "all points" the points will show up in the list of close by
> points. But they do not show up under "lodging" category.
> Does anyone have additional details or guidance that i could read to see if i
> can find better numbers to assign so that the self made TYP definitions would
> show up on the etrex 32x device?
> Regards
> Karl
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