Map Updates 29. June 2012

Well so after introducing the gmap maps earlier this week, I spent a lot of time cleaning up the style once again. I threw out some not really needed stuff like entrances or farmland and made some symbols smaller.


Currently I'm still not sure what I should do about restaurants and shops. On the countryside the POI are very useful, in a city they much rather clutter the map too much. On the Desktop using Garmin Basecamp, it's easy to disable showing any restaurants, or shops via the options menu (and creating a second profile that shows them, if one want to switch). However - how many people know such functions and use them? On the GPS the declutter works quite fine, again - how many people activate this function?

I of course wouldn't throw them out of the map, but rather just give them small dots instead of a proper symbol.


Besides I implemented the shelter_type key and added man_made dam & pier also as area and not only as a line. Actually there were many more changes, but I muddled up the SVN commits, and no cannot really remember all of them. Mostly are many small details however.

Next week I'll again update the Europe map. As for gmap/mac OSX full Europe map, I'll have to monitor the traffic for a few weeks, to decide about it...

3 comments to Map Updates 29. June 2012

  • Robert Rosner


    wie kann ich mein Navi einstellen damit ich bei den Pois ganz leicht die Bahnhöfe, S-Bahn- und U-Bahn-Haltestellen finde.
    Hab ein Garmin Oregon.
    Meist findet er nur den Busbahnhof, der ist aber nicht immer am (Zug-) Bahnhof

    Danke für deine Arbeiten!

    Viele Grüße

  • Christoph


    Ich habe mir Oruxmaps auf mein SGS3 gezogen. Welche Karte muß ich mir denn nun ziehen um sie mit meinem Handy zu nutzen? Gibt es schon eine Anleitung?

    CU CC

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