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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #761

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how to use your shapefile by appointment
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #765

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Woda,

maybe you can explain that a little better ? I'm afraid its gone right over my head.

Reeds and Rushes

I though tracing over reedlines and depicting them properly was going to be a problem. But of course its not. This is now included in the next Skinfile and Shpdefault.dat, and should keep a lot of fishermen happy. This kind of chart takes literally minutes to create now.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #769

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Hi Trevor, thank you very much for your tutorial.
I presume GPSMapedit 2.0 is needed for this?
So I first will have to upgrade from 1.x to 2.x
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #771

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Hi Danny,

That is correct. The ShpDefault.dat file does not exist in the older versions of the program.
Time to update.......but it's worth it. This already makes a brilliant general purpose frontend and I've only just started playing with it.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #772

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Well thats about it now for all the usual objects (apart from IALA buoyage) that gets put around lake maps.
I've updated the names of objects - and the Navico objects start with "Navico" (duh..) making it easy to find them by just clicking on the top bar of the object list to sort by name.

Its at a point now where it just needs some people to try it out.

I suggest that after the lake shore is drawn, for now, it is saved with one name (eg LakeNameShore.mp), then shapefiles exported, then save again giving it a different name (eg LakeName.mp) so that subsequent exports don't overwrite the shore export you have just done. This is because you want to import a shoreline into RM, and the shapefile may contain several linetypes when you import a polyline shapefile from a completed map.

Matt has promised me he'll make it simpler by having the import only look for shoreline objects in the shapefile.....(cough)

If you want any support for gpsmapedit just ask on here and I'll get you going.

Meanwhile below are all the files you need - and I'm just mailing Matt the final version of the MP file.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #774

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AnglingCharts wrote:
Woda,

maybe you can explain that a little better ? I'm afraid its gone right over my head.

Do I understand correctly that your file ShpDefault.dat must be replaced by the default program in the root C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Geopainting.com \ GPSMapEdit 2.0 \ _Eksportschemas_ShpDefault.dat?? The export shape files will differ from the default export??
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #778

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Greetings Woda,

Have a look at post #740 in this thread.

Trevor
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #780

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AnglingCharts wrote:
Greetings Woda,

Have a look at post #740 in this thread.

Trevor

Thanks, and did ...
And at the root of GME programs can keep both your shapefile and the one who renamed the original?
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #783

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Hi Woda,

as I suggested - rename the existing to something else so that it can be restored (if you decide you want to go mapping the local road system). The application only recognizes Shpdefault.dat, even if there are others in the directory. Just follow the instructions.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #786

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Ok, I will proceed
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #787

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When viewing any of the charts you make, unless you use have used a level larger than 19 in the shapefiles (and we dont) you wont see the chart until you zoom in below 1:145000 scale in Planner.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #794

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DannyGeysen wrote:
Hi Trevor, thank you very much for your tutorial.
I presume GPSMapedit 2.0 is needed for this?
So I first will have to upgrade from 1.x to 2.x


Which version is required, the free or the licensed?

Thanks
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