Look at and Upload the Openmtbmap.org now from any Platform – Thanks to QLandkarte GT

O.k. I don’t think many of you have look into Qlandkarte GT Sourcecode every day so noone could have spilt the news already. A few days ago I got in contact with Oliver, the Author from Qlandkarte GT (I had been in contact with him before – but that was because I had probs compiling Qlandkarte and there were no Binaries yet) and I asked him whether he could adapt the rendering engine.

And less than 36 hours after some more talk I can present you a screenshot taken with the latest Qlandkarte GT (compile from SVN for now if you want) of the openmtbmap. So all Linux and Mac Users can from now on enjoy the openmtbmap and send it to their GPS (needs compiling driver too for now) without any need to resort to Windows. And for everyone that aked for precompiled gmapsupp.img, sorry won’t come. Just use Qlandkarte GT (installing a map needs nothing more than opening the .tdb from within Qlandkarte) from now on.

Here are two Screenshots (click to open fullsize image in 1520×954).

Openmtbmap.org with DEM Data

And here one example of why I consider QlandkarteGT the best progam for planning! You can […]


I will update all maps (except bavaria) tonight. I hope it runs through clean. Because my laptop really doesn’t cut it anymore for compiling more countries in decent time, I ordered a new mobo/phenom II 720 (hopefully runs with all 4 cores)/1TB harddisk/8GB Ram which I will put into an old case I still have. Hopefully I can then offer all of Europe (and maybe even North America) for download. Lets see.

BTW – maybe someone can help me. How can I show file properties with WordPress? I want to upload all maps as usual over command.exe with wput, but would prefer that everyone can see the filesize (be it MB or KB) and date so I don’t have to enter that manually. Is there a plugin or could someone write in a comment /send me per mail the html code? I would be very grateful for that. Oh and also the commands for renaming a file via fput or ftp.exe if you know (so I can upload the maps, once done – delete the old maps, and then rename the new maps to the old mapname).