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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #795

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Hi Jorg,

see this

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #796

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Ive increased the layer number of the shoreline from 12 to 19. Amongst other things this makes it much easier to find your lake on the emulator when you start making a chart. Its a very easy file to edit yourself.

Also see Emulator thread - I've edited the Elite-5 instructions so you won't have a blank screen !

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #805

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AnglingCharts wrote:
Ive increased the layer number of the shoreline from 12 to 19. Amongst other things this makes it much easier to find your lake on the emulator when you start making a chart. Its a very easy file to edit yourself.

Also see Emulator thread - I've edited the Elite-5 instructions so you won't have a blank screen !

T

Thanks for the clarification, I got your card in the MP format to convert to shapefiles of GME2.0 continue to AT5!
But it was hard for me to see this card in the converted Insight Planner ® because it is displayed with a scale ranging 1:157504 ...
Is it possible to display cards received by your instruction with a smaller, such as in GME2.0 1:61000???





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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles 6 years 10 months ago #807

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Woda,

Have you tried zooming in ?!! The scale you see in Planner depends entirely on the view you have set when you close it down. You cannot change this. If a chart is of a small area then it will always be difficult to find at first if you dont know the approximate Lat and Long. These can be read in GME easily. Once you find your map - the next time you open Planner it will go directly to it.
If you make your chart layers larger than 19 it will start to cover the basemap, as this is in the next chart level. This probably doesnt matter with a lake, but would do with topography. Try experimenting in the .dat file.
The line you want is in the polygons section

integer "U_LIMIT" {return if (type="257","19",............

Type 257 is "Navico Land". Try adjusting the number next to it ("19") for the best ease of use. Remember when moving the AT5 files that you will now have 2 or even 3. And dont forget - RTM.


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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #812

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Loading Skinfiles IMPORTANT

The order of operation for loading a skinfile is.

1. Start the application.
2. Tools - options - edit - default type set Garmin
3. Load the Map
4. Tools - options - view - mapskins - Add (or View - Manage Map skins - Add - load your skin)

Now go to View - Mapskins and check your skin is loaded and set.

Thats it.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #813

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That's correct Trevor. I finally got it working. Thank you very much.
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #814

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And here it is...
Thank you very much Trevor.

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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #815

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Perfect,

ain't it grand when a plan comes together..... ?!


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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #819

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Hi Trevor,

great job you are doing here to help peoples like us. thanks

I am stuckt with one export question of shape files from GME. Is asked to choose the level we want to export. On your sample mp file there is levels 0; 1; 2. If I exporting level 0 and generating with IMC at5 file - on emulator it shows all details like in GME 0 level. If I do the same with level 1 - less details (again like GME level 1). My questions is how to combain all levels from GME map to one AT5 map ?

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GPSMapedit as a graphical front-end for the IMC 6 years 10 months ago #822

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All the shape files can be processed in one pass with IMC, so you will get only one at5 vectormap. The same does IMC with the three *.shp produced with Reefmaster.

Meanwhile I put to my Reefmaster shapefiles other files for POIs and markerlines. It works ...

Btw: today a new version 0.6.6.0 of IMC is released. This version can handle attribute-tables and combine attributes. I cannot explain this better in english, but you will see ;)
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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #823

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Hi,

EDIT I see what you are getting at now....

OK....save the file as "Lake level 1.mp", export level 1. Now save as "lake level 2".mp, export level 2, now save as "lake level 0.mp" and export level 0. Now put all the files into IMC.

The results may be unpredictable if you have objects which are duplicated at different resolutions in each level - but you'll soon spot that.

This would be the procedure I imagine for anyone who has a pre-made mp format map for Garmin or LCM that they want to port across. Until GPSMapedit actually supports export to shp for AT5 I think we are stuck with doing it this way. You can always open up the file in Wordpad and replace all instances of "Data1=" with "Data0="

It may be possible to edit the U_LIMIT and L_LIMIT for each level export to reflect the level structure of your MP file, this is something I'll look at down the road. Meanwhile - make your lakecharts on level 0 !




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Using GPSMapedit to create populated shapefiles - 6 years 10 months ago #826

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This shpDefault.dat file is only really for people who already have charts with levels defined. It takes the levels (from 0-4) and simply converts the level into a U_LIMIT and a L_LIMIT.

The original lines of code are simply commented out, so you can reinstate them if you cant get this to do want you want.

There should be no need to export from other layers, unless you have objects that start to display only in an elevated layer - and if you have these then you should know enough to edit the file !

Theres more work being done with this - I haven't finished yet. I expect to be able to set the layer using the level setting in the program itself - which will be really rather cool.

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