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Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs Gpsr map
« on: March 30, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
How do I set CodePage and how do I implement a.typ file ?

Map Making Support / Re: BaseCamp map vs Gpsr map
« on: March 30, 2016, 01:36:36 PM »
I swapped out the SD card from the 60Cx to my newer Oregon 600. Everything looks better. Labels look correct but the flowlines are still too wide for my taste.

I'll CAP the labels to see how it works out on the 60Cx. I love the Oregon 600 but still enjoy using my old 60Cx.

Map Making Support / BaseCamp map vs GPSr map
« on: March 30, 2016, 10:59:26 AM »
I finally had a chance to view the most recent revision of my map and discovered some  aspects that I hope to be able to change.
When viewing the map in BaseCamp the map looks great. I'm happy overall.
The same map viewed on my 60Cx however is a bit different.
Road and Flowline labels have the first letter of the name capitalized but the remaining letters are just odd characters(or so it appears). The number of characters for the name looks correct but the letters for the complete spelling have been substituted with a repeating character too small for me to see what it is. Its possible the characters I am describing are the remaining letters of the name but they are so small I cannot confirm. Town,city and POI labels look correct.
Also the small creeks and brooks that you could physically step over look like rivers that you would have to swim across. 
Is there a way to correct this ?

Map Making Support / Re: Questions regarding Part 9 Setup Files
« on: March 26, 2016, 04:57:41 PM »
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Vermont Topo is there but the ID is 2b03 not 2B03.

BMAC and LOC is in folder"1" but no TBD

I have only one other map in the Families folder. It is an OSM generic routable .

Map Making Support / Re: Questions regarding Part 9 Setup Files
« on: March 25, 2016, 05:06:04 PM »
Down-loaded the setup template files to my Downloads folder.
 Right clicked then "extracted all" to the folder where my map is located.
Opened the file with Notepad++. Made the appropriate edits and saved the file. Opended NSIS and ran the script. Same error. Line one.
 I reopened the script, Clicked Edit-Select all,Control C to copy. Then opened another Notepad++ window clicked Edit-Paste. Saved as a copy in the same folder as original.
Ran the script copy. Now I get an error that it cannot find the license.txt file located in c:gps_map.
So I create a folder named gps_map in C directory then move the license.txt created by MapsetToolkit to that folder.
Ran the set-up script again. Now it completes and puts the install.exe in my release folder.
I test the .exe set up which loads the files to the C directory: Program Files(x86) by default.
Opened BaseCamp --No map ??? Looked in C:Program Files(x86) and my Vermont Topo files are there.
Wish I knew how to figure out what I'm doing wrong here.
Included is a copy of the result of the install script in Notepad

Map Making Support / Re: "Buildings" polygon layer
« on: March 25, 2016, 04:35:20 PM »
After opening the PDF for all the codes I hit Control-F then filled the search box with "building" then took the first code that came up. I never looked at the top of the list.
Thanks for the clarification.
I'll try something else.

Map Making Support / "Buildings" polygon layer
« on: March 24, 2016, 06:23:19 PM »
I tried adding a "buildings" polygon layer to my map using Hex Code "0x6402" but that did not work. Is there a different code number I should be using ? It is a very small amount of data. About 5MB.

Map Making Support / Editing a map
« on: March 24, 2016, 08:08:02 AM »
I noticed that my newest map has an odd behavior that I would like to address .
It has to do with labels and zoom levels.
When viewing the map in BaseCamp I notice city/town names do not show at the same or appropriate  zoom level.  It would seem to me that cities with the greatest population would be displayed at a higher level and as you zoom in the smaller cities/towns would then be displayed.
At certain zoom levels (where there is more than enough room for all the labels) typical small town names are displayed in some sections of the map and not others. If I zoom in one or two levels the remaining town labels are displayed. 
Also I have a few street labels displayed at the top most zoom level which show the entire state. Then they turn off as I zoom in.

How do I go about fixing this ?

Map Making Support / Re: Questions regarding Part 9 Setup Files
« on: March 22, 2016, 06:35:56 AM »
Just to let you know running the new map install files resulted in the same line one error I was having before.

Map Making Support / Re: Questions regarding Part 9 Setup Files
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:24:38 AM »
Thanks  Dan
I will give this a go.



I have my label issue worked out.
 Changing the ConvertSplit2mp.bat file to accommodate the column name text just didn't work so I went back to my original data in QGIS and renamed my polygon and polyline column names to "NAME". Then ran the .bat as originally written .

My response to Boyd explains that I have no issue with labels in QGIS. See attachment.
I dont know what the FID column is all about. That must have been generated during the splitting process?? 

Is the column "NAME" case sensitive ?
Also included is an example of a Final.mp file as viewed in Notepad ++ . None of the polyline or polygon data items have the NAME= at the end.

When I view in Notepad++ for example: Lines_0000_0000.dbf file in the Split folder before the ConvertSplit2MP.bat was run it shows all of the street and flowline names.

Part of the fun in making this map was getting to know QGIS in the process. So as I went along through the tutorial I was also building the map in a QGIS project . Every layer in my project has labels. I actually asked about this in another thread recently. The only two attributes available after combining the data in part 8 is MP_TYPE and Name. 
I can easily open any shape file in QGIS. For example: Lines_0000.0001.shp in my Split folder, and have it display the labels for the layer. I see labels for roads,rivers,contour intervals.......
So I suspect there must be something missing during the compiling of the data??   
I just looked at the Final_.mp files in Notepad++and see no "Label=" at the end of each Polyline or Polygon blocks. POI has both the Name= and the Type=(HEX). 

I just created my first map (State of Vermont) using QGIS on my Mac OS X 10.8 then completing the last few steps on my Windows laptop from work.
I am happy that I actually completed the task thanks to the very helpful tutorial and assistance  from this site.

Now that I have the map loaded into BaseCamp I see some aspects of the detail that I dont understand.
First: There are no road labels regardless of settings. Zoomed in with map detail set to highest does not yield any labels.
Second : I used data that included State Forest,Parks and Wildlife Management Areas but none of that shows up either.(polygon data). National Wildlife Preserves are shown.(similar data from the same layer). 
I suspect this must be some kind of MP_TYPE attribute that I need to change?
Third: There are no contour interval labels .
Also why does the map render artificial paths over water bodies in BaseCamp?

Map Making Support / Re: Questions regarding Part 9 Setup Files
« on: March 12, 2016, 02:49:29 PM »
Used Notepad++ to make the copy. This time I did not drag and drop the .nsi file into the NSIS window but rather clicked File,Load Script.... It then worked.
Thank you for your assistance.
Moving forward......

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