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Map Making Support / Re: packaging maps for install
« 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.

I don't have problems running cgpsmapper from a command window, but when I run it from within GPSMapEdit or MapSetToolkit it returns an error code. I can save the mp file from GPSMapEdit and run it through cgpsmapper in the command window, no problem, but when GPSMapEdit does the call, it fails. Same for MapsetToolkit.

Map Making Support / Re: packaging maps for install
« on: April 22, 2013, 05:26:58 AM »
An installer for my own maps.

ogr2ogr will translate GDB to .shp
The program is open source/GPL (I think) and available in pre-compiled images for windows (and mac, I think).  It's part of the GDAL package.

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

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.

Map Making Support / Re: Adding additional boundaries to topo map
« on: October 21, 2009, 08:53:56 PM »
I looked over the tutorial and it sounds like I need to make shapefiles of my boundaries, then skip steps in Parts 2-6, follow the instructions in step 7 (borders), no step 8 since the is no combining, then follow step 9. Maybe I read too fast, but I didn't see where the transparency setting is done.
Also seems that since the total data will be pretty small, I could conceivably do the whole state in one transparent file without overtaxing memory in the GPS unit.

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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