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General Category => Map Making Support => Topic started by: nm_map_user on April 21, 2013, 08:25:44 PM

Title: packaging maps for install
Post by: nm_map_user on April 21, 2013, 08:25:44 PM
Is there a program that will take the various pieces of a mapset (the .img files, tdb, etc) and create an installer? I know about MapSetToolkit, which will actually create the registry links, but what I'm talking about is something that bundles it all together so you can send it someone else to install, preferably wherever they want it installed. The problem with the .reg file from MapSetToolkit forces the install to be in the place you picked when you ran it.  For example, the NM Topo map set on this web site installs in C:\ProgramFiles (or at least did when I downloaded it), which to me not a very desirable place for maps.
Title: Re: packaging maps for install
Post by: Indrid Cold on April 21, 2013, 09:14:16 PM
Are you looking at making an installer for a map that you have created or looking to alter someone else's mapset?
Title: Re: packaging maps for install
Post by: nm_map_user on April 22, 2013, 05:26:58 AM
An installer for my own maps.
Title: Re: packaging maps for install
Post by: Boyd on April 22, 2013, 06:35:27 AM
This is a really long thread and you could skip over a lot of it: http://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php/topic,2383.0.html

I think most of it is summarized on page 9 in my post near the bottom of that page.
Title: Re: packaging maps for install
Post by: Seldom on April 22, 2013, 06:55:02 AM
Anybody having any problems with -Oz-'s installer here (http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-create-garmin-topo-maps---part-9---compiling-data/) , or are we trying to do away with IMG/registry based installers?
Title: Re: packaging maps for install
Post by: nm_map_user on April 22, 2013, 08:09:55 AM
This is a really long thread and you could skip over a lot of it: http://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php/topic,2383.0.html

I think most of it is summarized on page 9 in my post near the bottom of that page.

Thanks - that's exactly what I was looking for. Guess I searched on the wrong terms.
Title: Re: packaging maps for install
Post by: Boyd on April 22, 2013, 11:39:50 AM
Anybody having any problems with -Oz-'s installer here (http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-create-garmin-topo-maps---part-9---compiling-data/) , or are we trying to do away with IMG/registry based installers?

IIRC, this was where we left things awhile ago (see page 9 of the installer thread)

It depends.  If you want to remake the installers for just the 64-bit issue I posted an updated script here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tools/map_install.zip  This one uses the "old" registry method.

If you want to use the gmap method (new) here is the current script: http://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php/topic,2383.msg13980.html#msg13980

With that said if you go with Boyd's method you can actually have one file for mac and pc.  Mine still needs a separate mac file.