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I don't remember the circle being there before, but I also don't recall changing any settings. The circle can vary in diameter, but apparently is not the current ground accuracy. If I go to the Satellite page, my position is listed as +/- 12', but the circle is about 50' in radius.

More importantly, how do I get rid of it?
Thanks

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Map Making Support / Are there instructions for contributing maps?
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:24 PM »
I looked, but couldn't find guidelines for contributing maps. Presumably they're here somewhere and I'm just not spotting the link.

Thanks

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Map Making Support / cgpsmapper - some polygons not imported
« on: April 30, 2013, 11:31:48 AM »
When I run cgpsmapper on my map, the output for layer 0 contains this (along with other stuff):
  • ****polygons****
    Elements to process -->544
    100%
    Processed           -->2304
    Split               -->297
    100%
    Successfully imported: 2297 not imported: 7
    ****  END   ****
    Maximum error:    1.90085 meter
    Mean error:       0.403159 meter

If there any way to determine what polygons aren't being imported? And if I can find them, is there anything I can do to fix whatever is preventing them from being processed?

(I did a search of the manual for the term "imported", which occurs several times, but never in this context. Google didn't provide much better.)

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I thought I was beginning to understand this stuff, but now the mysteries are multiplying.
I backed up and created what I thought as a simple map, importing a shapefile of roads into GPSMapEdit. All the roads are imported as type 0x000a (unpaved) at level 0. I add another level (otherwise I get an error that about generating the preview). Here are the various settings:





And here's what a small piece of the map looks like in GPSMapEdit



Here's the corresponding region in MapSource - notice the extra straight lines. What are these? They appear to be some sort of simplification of the curves, but why are they there? They seem to relate to my zoom levels, but how?




And the final kicker - when I zoom out, I get this:



I've tried this process numerous times, tweaking zooms, changing type, use of external .typ file, etc, and keep getting this nonsense. I've been careful to delete all my intermediate files (rename outputs) so I know I'm seeing the results of my new run. I suspect these are newbie errors that are familiar to the more practiced, but I'm baffled.

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Here's a concrete example -
I have a shapefile containing three different classes of roads, which should be displayed on the map using three different symbolizations. The roads are distinguished based on a field value in the shapefile. I haven't been able to find any way to select just one class of roads in GPSMapEdit in order to set the type. Nor can I find a way to import only one class of roads on import. Am I missing something?

(I know that I can use other tools, like ArcGIS or qgis, to split up the shapefile or use a text editor on the .mp file, but I'm asking if there's a way to do it within GPSMapEdit)

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Map Making Support / How do multiple .typ files interact on GPS
« on: April 25, 2013, 04:00:16 PM »
Let's say I make a new mapset with a custom .typ file. This mapset is transparent and is intended to be used as an overlay on standard garmin maps.  From what I'm reading, the gmapsupp.img file has the .typ file merged into the file. Can it have more than one? If gmapsupp.img is produced from multiple mapsets, are the .typ files merged somehow? What happens if there are collisions in codes?

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I'm getting the "error 107 can't parse coordinates" error.
GPSMapEdit is producing a .mp file that compiles just fine. However, MapSetToolKit is producing an .mp file for the preview that is nonsense. Structurally it looks OK, but the coordinates are a mess. Some values are apparently correct lat/lon. Others are just garbage. For example, the first line (where cgpsmapper fails) has:
Data0=(-46043.6679687500,-107.0344696045),(-23003.6679687500,22932.9648437500),(36.3323669434,-107.0344696045)

The shapefile that I imported into GPSMapEditor is in UTM 12N, which is between -107 and -108 longitude, and the data happens to be between 36 and 37 degrees north. So, the last coordinate is pretty good, the first has a plausible longitude, and the other values make no sense, not even as UTM values.

Presumably this is indicative of MapSetToolkit creating a bad .pv file that is used to generate the .mp for the preview image, but I don't see how to fix it.

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Map Making Support / Creating installer using Inno
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:12:16 AM »
In this thread - http://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php/topic,2383.0.html (page 9), you provide a sample Inno script. I just want to make I understand this script. If I read the script correctly, you are forcing the user to install in the user's Garmin\maps directory. Also, I see no indication that you are writing the registry entries. Not a criticism, just a question.

Thanks.

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If I run GPSMapEdit or MapSetToolkit in user mode, cGPSmapper returns with an error code. If I run as Admin, it works. I'd prefer not to have to run in admin mode if I don't have to. Any ideas what's going on? I'm writing to folders in my own user space, so it's not like it needs Admin privileges to write the output.

Win 7 Pro/64 bit

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Map Making Support / packaging maps for install
« 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.

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Map Making Support / Adding additional boundaries to topo map
« on: October 21, 2009, 07:57:21 PM »
I'm using the NM topo maps from GPSFileDepot (many thanks!) and would like to add some additional boundary information to the maps (hunting units, some private property, that sort of thing). This is similar to the question asked here - http://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php/topic,440.0.html . However, the responses to that post never addressed the mechanics of how to do this.

One obvious way is to follow the instructions in the tutorial on how to make topo maps, and just add in additional shape files for the info I want to add. But is that the best way? Apparently there is some way to produce transparent overlays (pointer to how?), would that be a better approach, esp if I'm adding only data in only a few of the tiles?

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