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General Discussion / Re: installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 28, 2009, 01:17:09 PM »
how do I determine which version of mkgmap I have?

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General Discussion / Re: installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 27, 2009, 07:09:27 AM »
great. That means that once i get a build of mkgmap that works I can dump all the .img files in a single directory and add "updated" tiles as more info is added to openstreetmap, rebuild image file and mapsource won't know the difference.

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General Discussion / Re: installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 27, 2009, 05:48:05 AM »
i guess my best option is to dl the updated mkgmap periodically and see which one works. when it finally does work: can i use wildcards to list the img files or do i need to list each tile individually? Can I use mkgmap to join the individual 63240000.img files or do i need to go back to the original tile .img files?

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General Discussion / Re: installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 26, 2009, 08:58:50 PM »
running win xp on an acer netbook. Not dual core, bit I assume java doesn't care. Never worked with Java before, so wasn't sure what questions to ask. I'll cut your code into a bat file and see what happens.

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General Discussion / Re: installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 26, 2009, 06:42:04 PM »
nope, same problem. found a work around to get the maps in my GPSr but it required me to continually reload the routable maps of different areas. essentially I can only see 1 download at a time. Tried Dlding mkgmap but couldn't figure out how to run java.

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General Discussion / Re: installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 26, 2009, 06:02:34 PM »
Unfurtunately there's a limit on the number of tiles one can DL in a single request. Trying to assemble a routable map of the USA, it's approx 6 different download jobs. The button for "download an entire country" is "temporarailly disabled"

When I selected all the numbered tiles to create a new single image file I get "convet failed" no explanation, no error message.

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General Discussion / installing OSM routable maps in mapsource
« on: November 26, 2009, 01:41:28 PM »
I have downloaded several regions of the US and installed into mapsourdce using the provided installer. All gop smoothly except there is only 1 entry, OSM routable and its the most recently installed. Is there a way to permit all regions to be viewable (as separate sets) in mapsource? I have been combining wiht Topo and writing to my GPSr mem card, but it would be nice not to have to keep "reinbstalling" the sets.

question 2: is there a way to combine all the .img files using MapSetTpplkit so all the sets appear as a single contiguous set? would I combine all the .img files as individual tiles or only combine the 62340000.img files from each set?

The most recent sets I installed installed as families, whereas the previous vversions installed as products. What is the difference?

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: viewing maps in windows
« on: October 04, 2009, 04:10:46 AM »
OK Got the GPX files displayed on the topo, no worries. Any source of trail/fire road maps to overlay? All ive seen is links to paper hiking trails/maps.

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: viewing maps in windows
« on: October 03, 2009, 07:43:06 AM »
1. Presently I am looking to work with Maps in windows to plot Geocaches and plan routes. Ultimately I intent to buy a Garmin GPS and would like to have trail and topo maps to use in the field. Presently I am NOT using a Garmin, so   I use Microsoft streets and trips to import GPX files containing caches and route from there. Unfortunately the process is road centered, and many series caches are located along hiking trails. I'd like to get trail maps and add to the topo I got from here to complete the routing process. Question:

is there a way to import waypoints located in a GPX file into mapsource and have them show on the topo

is there a source of electronic trail maps in the Columbia maryland area that would be transparent and overlay onto the Garmin topo?

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: viewing maps in windows
« on: September 28, 2009, 04:49:41 AM »
Got it. Its installed and working now.
What is the best place to find maps of paved walking pathways? I downloaded the mytrails mapset but it only shows outlines of park areas. Checked USGS, no help in the area or concern.

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: viewing maps in windows
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:30:45 AM »
Downloaded both Nroute and Mapsource following the links provided. unfortunately they are both upgrades that require install ( I assume and purchase ) of the base programs. I guess I'll need to go buy a Garmin.

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / viewing maps in windows
« on: September 27, 2009, 06:30:43 AM »
Newest member here. I would like to create a mapset that shows roads topo and hiking trails in a certain area. I looked through the tuts for creating maps and  feel comfortable slogging my way through it. Problem is, I do not have a Garmin GPSr. Is there a LEGAL way of viewing the maps from  windows? I'm not necessarailly interested in bringing the maps with me on the trail. Want to use trail info to create a geocaching hitlist along a hikable route.  Is there a way I can overlay trail maps created here in Microsoft Streets and Trips?

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