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General Discussion / Re: Why has a map of the entire US not been made?
« on: February 06, 2020, 07:34:51 AM »
I have never seen US Topo with 4500 tiles. IMO Mapsource or Basecamp could have problems with too many tiles in a mapset. Ore maybe tools we use to create mapsets have problems?

If you think big downloads are no problem, I can try to add some big maps with next release. We will see.

General Discussion / Re: Why has a map of the entire US not been made?
« on: February 06, 2020, 03:46:26 AM »
I think the only limit for a big map is maximum of about 2048 tiles in a single mapset. Assuming size of a big tile is 10-20MB, then the maximum size of a map could be in range of 30-40GB.

I usually create maps of whole continent like Europe, Africa, South America. I have a topo map of US + Canada. It is about 12GB. Europe is 14GB.  MapInstall can cope with transfer of big maps to GPS. It creates multiple files for a single map, each file up to 4GB size.

Would anyone be interested in downloading  US Topo, which is about 8GB? I doubt, and this is the reason, that I split map of US into 8 parts with manageable sizes.

General Discussion / Re: Why has a map of the entire US not been made?
« on: January 10, 2020, 06:01:04 AM »
Making maps for Garmin from OSM data is relatively easy. There are many, see:

Map Making Support / Re: Having Issues with Compiling
« on: August 23, 2019, 05:32:52 AM »
You can run multiple compilations simultaneously, but cgpsmapper is a bit tricky. You need to set separate temporary directory for each instance and set different affinity for each instance. I usually run 8 instances on my i7. It takes about 40 minutes to compile about 3.8GB.

Mkgmap uses multithreading by default.

Shields are only added to lines, not to POI.

MapTK include some functions for converting mp to GPX.

General Discussion / Re: Any recommendations?
« on: March 14, 2019, 12:51:27 PM »
Looks good. Nice to know, that hardware is up to the task, even if there is no reason to use satellite view on a highway.

General Discussion / Re: Any recommendations?
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:53:27 AM »
One of the problems with topo maps on nuvi is that nuvi can't cope with scrolling when driving a bit faster. Maybe newer models are more powerful. I wonder, how fast can you drive with a raster map?

General Discussion / Re: Any recommendations?
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:08:27 AM »
Somehow I doubt DriveTrack can display topo maps properly. At least I haven't found any screen shot, which shows more than contour lines on a green background. Probably support for topo is the same as in DriveSmart.

Map Making Support / Re: GpsMapEdit - Out of memory?
« on: January 17, 2019, 04:00:29 AM »
Editbin is a part of Microsoft developer tools, probably comes with Visual C++ or similar packets.

I'm quite sure, that if file is too big for GPSMapEdit, then it will be too big for cgpsmapper too. You should rather edit separate files and create an mapset with multiple img. Or maybe you could simplify files before merging. Please reconsider what are you going to do, because it doesn't look like GPSMapEdit is the limiting stage.

Map Making Support / Re: GpsMapEdit - Out of memory?
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:28:07 PM »
You can use action File -> Add in GPSMapEdit to join mp files. Please note, that cgpsmapper has a file size limit too, you won't be able to compile, if resulting mp file is too big.

Map Making Support / Re: GpsMapEdit - Out of memory?
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:39:21 AM »
GPSMapEdit is a 32-bit application, which uses up to 2GB of memory. On 64-bit system you can increase this value to 4GB by patching exe header with editbin, but I doubt if this will help with your file.

When GPSMapEdit opens an img container, it shows its content as a list. You don't have to load all at once, you can select only some elements to load and then eventually repeat the same process with other elements.

Looks like Mapsource. Maybe try MapInstall instead?
Unfortunately latest version of MapInstall is damaged, you should try older one, like 4.0.4.

General Discussion / Re: Africa OSM Topo Routable /// Africa East
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:10:08 AM »
Could you copy messages that are displayed by install*.bat?

General Discussion / Re: Maps for Other Countries
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:12:22 AM »
Hi Entreat,

when I add a map to this site, I can select countries, which are covered by it. But there is only a predefined set of countries, from which I can choose. I publish a full map of Africa, but because of above limitation, search doesn't show it all.

See my maps here:

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