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Map Making Support / 48 State Group Project
February 10, 2009, 11:21:10 AM
I have been compiling the IMG files for a topo map of the 48 States. The Southeast, Southcentral and Southwest are done. The Northwest is running now. The support and help from the site has been great. However I see 2 problems, The first is ruining the IMG files is taking to long, we want the maps now!!. The other problem is this is only ver 1.0 of the map. The map is missing state and local data and needs formatting cleanup.

So what are we going to do about it?

To give it a name we could call it the "48 State Group Project"

To solve the compile time problem I am looking for volunteers to help compile the IMG files. To help you will need a fast computer and you will need to buy the shareware version of cgpsmapper (30$). The shareware version of cgpsmapper and has support for shapefiles and having cgpsmapper read the shapefiles is how my workflow runs. We will need a file dump to upload and download files.     

To make ver 2.0 of the map the need to for volunteers to fine the local and state date and send the data to a common place to load in to the map.

The workflow I use is very automated and uses postgrsql to store the data so there is a need for 2 or 3 volunteers with a fast computer and 500 GB of free disk space to setup a copy of the database.

Everybody need to say Thank You to Oz setting up this side and showing what can be done.
Map Making Support / Southeast US Map
February 01, 2009, 07:39:56 PM
Oz I have not tried to make a Mapsource installer. I have moved img files to my gps using sendmap. It has been a long time from when I read the Tutorial about the  MapSetToolkit. I will give it a try. Should we start a new topic as not to hijack the  Oregon State Group Project?
 CGPSMAPPER has been running for 22 hours working on a  276MB  mp file. This is a less then 1 year old computer with 2 cpu's and the computer has been at 50% Usage all day. So How long to let  CGPSMAPPER run?