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From Mapwel to Mapset toolkit
« on: December 12, 2009, 05:12:50 AM »
The Mapwel author has finally posted the workflow needed to do this. I have not tried it yet myself (Mapset toolkit is sort of a mystery to me  :) ). But it looks like we now have a fairly straightforward way to get Mapwel maps into Mapsource.

Upon request of several users I have checked compatibility of Mapwel IMG files
and Mapset toolkit.
To make map in IMG format exported from Mapwel compatible with Mapset Toolkit,
you have to do the following:

- Use main menu >File >Properties > Map ID tab to set user defined ID to map.
Check 'User Defined' option and insert some 8 digits map ID number. This number
must be unique among all maps in GPS. Check the 'Use as a file name' option.

- On the same tab check the 'User Defined' map set data option. Select some Map
Family ID and Product ID.

- Uncheck 'User Defined Styles' in the map parameters tab in the same window to
avoid merging of user styles file to the main map file. If you want to use user
defined styles with your map, export styles into TYP.txt file with use of main
menu > Objects > User Defined Styles > File.

- Make sure that map has 'Background Area' object which defines the shape of the
map. If there is no such object, draw it manually. It can have irregular shape
or it can be just rectangle.

- Export map into IMG file format.

- Load IMG file to Mapset Toolkit. Load TYP.txt file into respective box.
Previous steps were made to ensure compatibility with Mapset Toolkit, which
should be achieved at this point.


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Re: From Mapwel to Mapset toolkit
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 05:25:10 PM »
Not sure how i missed this... I need to find my mapwel install (since i don't have the 2009 license) then I can try it out.  Especially since the new version does routing.
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