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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: November 23, 2020, 11:30:41 AM »
After my last update I wondered why most if not all of the maps had grown so much, up to 40% larger!  It looks like the DEM (3d/shading) values were the cause.  Now just using basic values and it doesn't appear to affect the visuals that I can tell.  The next round of updates will be smaller download and map size;  I've also added in where state/province will display big and boldly in base camp and gps, but only normal size in orux maps

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: November 06, 2020, 06:03:10 AM »
PopeJ,

I use the default typ and style, earlier various known wilderness/protected areas, on land, did not render at all.  After trial and error, a lot, using different typ and style I found the problem.  One of the results was the marine areas such as you pointed out were "nature reserve" color.  I did play around with draw order and resolution but found, for now, the least worst solution is to keep, as is.  I found that almost all those marine areas, on any of my maps are just sea/ocean.  In the case of those island areas near Los Angeles there may be some oil platforms, but I have # all of those sorts of point, lines and poly's in the style sheets, so they won't show up anyway.  As I pointed out in my first post, OSM is Euro centered so I've adapted the best I can for US and North America in general given I'm still learning the fine art of osm/mkgmap mapmaking.

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: November 05, 2020, 01:45:42 PM »
PopeJ,

The Mt Adams area is both forest and a protected area.  It is managed by the US Forest Service.  The mountain is classified as a wilderness area while the rest of the Gifford Pinchot Nat Forest is all the way from "primitive" to logging.  It's little sister, 40 miles to the west is Mt St Helens, to the east is the Yakima Indian Reservation.

Early on I adopted the green color in my typ, it is/was the color used on many cgpsmapper maps here and my old Garmin 24k maps.  Of course the end user can change (with editor) what colors, etc suit them.

Now for me to bow to you.  Your maps were the biggest inspiration taking me down the osm/mkgmap  rabbit hole.   A year or two ago your maps replaced the open andro maps I had on Orux and my gps's and then I moved on from there...I'm kinda biased to another map at the moment though...

Given that there seems to be a just handful of mkgmap mapping mavens I've had to scour the web for answers (as you know there is no one stop shop) and over the past decade you have posted and contributed all over the place, which is what it takes to fill in the blanks about map making.  Gmaptool comes in handy too.  Thank You sir!


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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: November 02, 2020, 11:18:08 AM »
These are examples of my maps I attached in a previous post, but it appears you need to be registered to view attachments in the forums and for those who choose to not register I finally figured out how to post screenshots for all viewers.

The top image is of part of the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa Lake in Oregon as viewed in Orux Maps on Android (it isn't blurry in actual viewing)

The bottom image is of Mount Adams in Washington and the surrounded area as viewed in Garmin Basecamp




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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: November 02, 2020, 10:42:06 AM »
First off I'd like to thank those who have download the maps I've created to at least give them a try as part of their digital map quiver.

Last weekend I uploaded mapname.img for all the maps to be sent directly to a device and this is under "Windows",  for mapname.gmap which can be used in Basecamp for Windows or Mac those are under "Mac" downloads.

I'm still working on US SouthCentral, SouthEast, the Caribbean and Central America to complete all of North America and hope to have those up soon. 

While I'm pleased with the way the maps turned out I feel they could use some "polishing".  I'm starting testing on a version 2 which will include road shields (all circles, as the OSM symbols don't always match the actual road, though name is correct), some different road colors, attempt a trimming excess contour lines at borders and some other minor details.

Cheers

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 21, 2020, 04:31:56 PM »
Great Lakes Topo should be working now.  My "intervention" somehow deleted the .tdb file the first time around and it's the proper size.

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 20, 2020, 06:43:49 PM »
North Central Topo Map for North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa is up

Great Lakes Topo Map for Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio is up and hopfully working.  I goofed and left the upload page before 100% and re-uploaded.  Please inform on this thread if there is a problem

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 18, 2020, 06:16:10 PM »
Topo map for the Canadian Territories of Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut is up.

Topo Map for Mexico is up.

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 17, 2020, 07:50:50 AM »
Puerto Rico Topo Map is up

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 17, 2020, 04:52:09 AM »
Map of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec is up

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 16, 2020, 12:58:08 PM »
Alaska Topo Map is up!

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 14, 2020, 02:06:36 PM »
A few new maps Up

Northeast US including:  Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware

Canada East including:  Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador

Finally, Greenland Topo

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 13, 2020, 02:47:02 PM »
First of the Canadian Topo maps is up.  This one includes the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 13, 2020, 01:17:26 PM »
Topo Map for Montana, Wyoming and Idaho is up.

Just a reminder, after unzipping the file there should be a folder xyz.gmap, there should be another folder with the same name , that is what you should copy to the Program Data/Garmin/Maps folder for Basecamp to see the map.

For those wanting to load the map into ORUX maps:  In Basecamp, when your computer is connected to your android, install maps will install to your SD card, the folder is Garmin with gmapsupp.img inside.  The gmapsupp.img must be copy/cut to the Mapfiles folder within Orux Maps.  This can be named whatever.img (and with multiple maps necessary) and after refreshing should be visible in Orux

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: October 09, 2020, 05:44:22 PM »
US-WestTopo Up, Includes Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada

US-SouthWestTopo Up, Includes Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico

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