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Map Making Support / Re: .img extension not recognized by Nuvi 350?
« on: December 20, 2008, 01:44:57 PM »
Heh, I think I see what his problem was. Pretty sure he is using the default Windows folder option to hide file extensions. Before copying a file to the nuvi he re-named it gmapsupp.img but he probably wasn't seeing the invisible .img extension which was already there. Result was a file named gmapsupp.img.img, which wasn't recognized.

Make sense?

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Map Making Support / .img extension not recognized by Nuvi 350?
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:20:59 PM »
A beta tester of my new map reports that after installing a gmapsupp.img file on his Nuvi 350, it was not recognized. After noticing that the City Navigator maps didn't have a .img extension, he renamed the new map gmapsupp (no extension) and says it now works fine.

I think the Nuvi 350 is one of the first Nuvi's... is it possible this is different from the newer models? Or could it be related to Windows' option of hiding file extensions (mapmaking is one of the only things I do on Windows, so you'll have to help me out here  :) )

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General Discussion / Re: Just what the doctor ordered!!
« on: December 14, 2008, 05:04:01 AM »
Evidently something has changed with the distribution of the IDL runtime because the free download is no longer available at the URL referenced in the tutorial. I found their site very confusing and couldn't figure out a way to download the the runtime. After some Googling I found various references to this problem elsewhere but no solutions. It may be possible to register on their site and then download the free version, but I got frustrated and gave up eventually.

I finally decided to purchase the full version of Global Mapper after playing with the free trial for awhile, and I'm glad I did. It's a very impressive package which I'm already using for a variety of things, although not cheap. If there is a way to still get the free IDL runtime then I'm sure that a full explanation of the process would help others out.

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Toggle between Topo and City Navagator
« on: December 13, 2008, 02:33:30 PM »
Pretty simple on the Nuvi... tap Menu > Tools > Settings > Map > Map Info and just check/uncheck what you want. I have never seen the individual tiles listed separately on the Nuvi with any mapsets I've used.

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Map Making Support / Re: Problems converting GNIS data
« on: December 09, 2008, 08:59:37 PM »
Thanks - that's a big help!  :)

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Map Making Support / Re: Problems converting GNIS data
« on: December 05, 2008, 06:16:25 PM »
Well that is odd... I have version 1.0.0.5 which I downloaded just before posting this evening. I even tried clearing my cache to be sure I was getting the new version. I just tried again and got the new version now. However the server still seems to be down.... will try again later.

I think there was a banner on that site the other day saying it would be down for maintenance on December 6 actually (or at least I saw that message on *some* USGS site  :))

Thanks for your help anyway!

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Map Making Support / Re: Problems converting GNIS data
« on: December 05, 2008, 05:08:15 PM »
Afraid I'm really striking out here  :-\  Just tried the web version without luck. It seemed to hang forever with the full NJ state file, so I edited it down to just a few lines (see attached "test2.txt" file). The converter takes awhile to digest this, but finally gives me an output file. However, looks like the file is empty, and global mapper says it couldn't read any data from it. I have attached this too (282____170324.gpx)

Any ideas what's going on here?

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Map Making Support / Re: Problems converting GNIS data
« on: December 05, 2008, 04:32:21 PM »
I'm sorry - new to this, and use macs/linux/unix more often than windows. But it still isn't working. It runs without reporting errors and claims to create files, but they don't end up in the output folders I pick.

Interestingly, the default folder after installing the program seems to be somewhere on somebody else's machine - C:\Documents and Settings\Dan\. If I try to choose my own desktop folder the program says "Run-time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set". If I pick other folders I don't get that error, but they are empty after the program runs.

Am I missing some component? I followed your tutorial for installing postGIS. Or is it putting its output files somewhere else? What would be the name of the file I should look for if that's the case?

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Map Making Support / Re: Problems converting GNIS data
« on: December 05, 2008, 11:00:10 AM »
Thanks a lot - will check it out this evening when I get home   :)

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Map Making Support / Problems converting GNIS data
« on: December 04, 2008, 05:10:38 PM »
Hi - new user here - great site!  8)

Having some problems converting GNIS data for my state (NJ). I have downloaded the "pipe delimited" text file, but when I try using your converter here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tools/gnistogpx.php, it hangs for a long time, and then I get the following:

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Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
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I have also installed the gnis_process program, and it appears run properly, claiming to create files, but nothing appears in the selected output folder. Seems like the web version would do what I want, since I already have the file though.

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