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Map Making Support / Re: "Buildings" polygon layer
« on: April 07, 2016, 07:51:32 AM »
I would like to add a "Buildings" polygon type to my map but cant seem to find a MP_TYPE Hex Code that works.
I tried 0x03 City and also 0x06  Parking Garage but neither worked.
Even if the Oregon rendered it out of the map I thought it would be nice to see the items in BaseCamp.   

Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 06, 2016, 11:48:46 AM »
I'm with you on this Boyd.
I need to buy myself a Windows machine. They are not that expensive so I'll do my homework and get one set up for this purpose.
I got my feet wet using QGIS on my personal iMac at home but knew from the onset that I would have difficulty completing the task without a Windows unit. Fortunately I had access to my work computer but I should be using my own machine.


Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 06, 2016, 09:45:17 AM »

As for TYPchanger for Mac, ask Javawa to update his program with current release of GMapTool.

I did inquire but I was told that TYPchanger uses an external program that is

Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:33:42 AM »
I'm using my work computer to complete my map project. It does not belong to me so I have been trying to limit what I install on it for personal use.
The Typechanger program looks very appealing but for the moment I wanted to figure out how to change the .typ file with the tools I have on hand.
I have moved past setting up two separate .typ files for each GPSr and am now concentrating on tweaking my map for the Oregon 600. Because of my lack of knowledge I named the first .typ file in a way that I did not like .
I did as you have suggested and uninstalled the map then re-installed it fresh with a newly named .typ file. 
All is good now.
Thank you.
I now need to purchase myself a Windows laptop for the sole purpose of completing my map projects(or the whole project for that matter).

Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 05, 2016, 07:14:47 AM »
I made a copy of my .typ file and renamed it something more appropriate. Opened MapSetToolKit ,highlighted the mapset,clicked Edit, clicked (...) next to the TYP box,pointed to the new file, clicked Apply.
Tried to open BaseCamp but received a dialog box telling me to reinstall my map.
Went back to MapSetToolkit and re installed the mapset.
Now BaseCamp opens and I can view my map.
When I now edit my .typ file I cannot see the changes to the map. Pressed Control-G twice to clear the cache but no changes.
I obviously did something incorrectly here but not sure what?

I just checked the Registry and the .typ file is still the old name. ?   How do I go about changing name of my .typ file ?

Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 03, 2016, 02:16:27 PM »
I now understand that a single .typ file is used to make ALL the changes one would want to make to a map set.
I have already made some new changes that look good on my Oregon 600.  ;D
I knew absolutely nothing about GIS when I downloaded QGIS in the middle of January.
It has taken me up until now (with a lot of help from my wife and those on this site) to get a map onto my GPSr.
I will have a look at the JaVaWa site and consider downloading some of the tools that are offered there.
Thank you for your help Boyd.

Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 03, 2016, 05:32:40 AM »
Excellent Boyd
For whatever reason I was thinking that I had to create an additional .typ file for each change that I wanted to make.
I assume MapsetToolkit does not allow two.typ files with different names to be associated with one map set?

Map Making Support / Re: Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 02, 2016, 06:39:21 PM »
If you just want to change the way the map looks, that can probably be accomplished with separate typ files for each device - that's I what I do for the Nuvi and Montana. No need to have two mapsets for that, just create separate .typ files. As long as they have the same name, you can just swap the files in the mapset.

Can you elaborate on this?
I did manage to make a single change by adding one. typ file to my map but I have not figured out how to structure additional .typ files that would apply to a specific GPSr.
How do I set up separate .typ files for the same map set and apply them to different devices ?
At the moment I would like to alter the color of Residential Road data as rendered on the Oregon 600. I find it hard to see as it is similar to the map base color and blends easily into contour lines at certain zoom levels.
This same map looks fine on the 60Cx because the Residential Roads are rendered in a completely different color. 

Map Making Support / Installing a copy of a map.?
« on: April 02, 2016, 04:01:01 PM »
I have two GPSr units. A 60Cx and an Oregon 600. I created a map of my home state which looks fine on the 60Cx but I would like to make a copy of the map to make changes to be used on the Oregon 600. So I basically need two versions of the same map. One I'll keep for the 60Cx and one I will continue working on for the Oregon 600. How do I go about doing this?
I don't have MapsetToolkit figured out just yet.

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: April 01, 2016, 05:54:45 PM »
I have quickly learned that what I see in BaseCamp is not what I might see on the Oregon 600 and may also yet again be something different on the 60Cx.

I'm happy with my map as far as the 60Cx is concerned. It is now a backup GPSr for me. However I will continue to update a version of this map special for the Oregon 600.

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: April 01, 2016, 08:06:36 AM »
Ok so I figured out how to change the width of my stream/creek types. Looks correct now.
Next I would like to change the color to match what is being used for water-bodies.
How or where do I look to confirm what was assigned to the water-bodies so I can match the color info for the flow-lines?

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: April 01, 2016, 05:28:09 AM »
I obviously need to step back for a moment and read whatever info is available for each each program that I download. Map making has plunged me into computer use far deeper than any other reason for owning one.   
Thank you for taking the time to point out what I need here but I will also study the MapSetToolkit page.

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: March 31, 2016, 06:05:09 PM »
I created a .typ file named 0x18. Saved it to an easy location. Selected then added the .img files in MapSetToolkit and filled out the other info. Clicked on the ... to point to the .typ file I created then clicked "Start". When MapSetTookit completed the .typ file was placed in the folder with all the other map files. I assume in order to confirm and view my map changes I have to install the map to the GPSr?
Opened BaseCamp then tried to install the map to my SD card but It would not highlight(yellow border around) the tiles.  I'm not sure what I did here ? 

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: March 31, 2016, 12:07:10 PM »
I totally appreciate what you provided here Boyd.
Thank you very much !
I have been following Dan's multi-step tutorial to create my first map. It has been a serious challenge for me but I have learned a great deal. 

MapSetToolkit is what Dan calls for in making the preview files before creating the set-up/install. So I have it on hand already.
 I have been looking at JaVaWa also.
I'll start in on this ASAP.

Yes I checked the CodePage and it is set to 1252 so I will go back to QGIS and set the Name field to all uppercase.
Will this change effect how it currently renders on my Oregon 600 ? Its perfectly fine.

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:09:56 AM »
Can you offer a simplified flow chart as to how you would create a custom .typ .
 All I have available is QGIS on my Mac (at home) and  cGPSmapper-free on my windows machine (at work).
I have been using both operating systems to complete my map because I don't personally own a Windows PC.

I read through the cGPS manual but I am not making the connection as to where I make the changes to define the width of my flowlines . Mainly I would like to reduce the width of creeks and small streams (MP_TYPE '0x18') so they look more proportional on my Oregon 600.
I spotted this : https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=1031.msg6517#msg6517
but do not have the tools described in that post.

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