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Tool to make PathAway Maps from Google Maps

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:04 am
by j&b
Hi, there..

Finally, project of new map tools for PathAway was released.
http://www.iippo.net/jb/mapaway/
This is free, easy and convinient to make maps of USA, EU, Japan and Canada.

J&B

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:53 pm
by Anders
Try it, it works great! :lol:

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:25 pm
by fergal_om
tried it, it don't work so great for me.

when i click on get maps from internet, i get the following error

"Cannot access network. This action is not available"

Does the program have to be installed in a certain directory to work???

F

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:55 pm
by Anders
I just tried it again - without problem.
Check if you have a firewall that will not allow the program to access internet?

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:13 pm
by j&b
fergal_om wrote:tried it, it don't work so great for me.

when i click on get maps from internet, i get the following error

"Cannot access network. This action is not available"

Does the program have to be installed in a certain directory to work???

F


to get maps from internet, program check up network connections when it starts.

if it failed, program regards your machine as disconnected, so please check your network status again.

program uses HTTP connections like general web browser, so firewall may not be the reason.

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:41 pm
by Anders
If you have a program like Norton Internet Security it can block internet connections per program. When you first start a program a pop-up box appears and ask how you want this program to handle internet connections. Options are: Allways allow, Allow once, Block once, Allways block. If you have made the wrong decision you have to open NIS and change/remove this item.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:19 am
by Dodger
I've been using the MapAway program quite a bit & find it to be an almost PERFECT companion to PathAway.

The only thing I would like to see is integration of a WMS (Web Map Server) client.

Currently, MapAway can only connect to the GoogleMaps server for it's maps. This is great for street and highway maps, but there are thousands of free WMS servers out there that will allow you to create and download almost every kind of map imaginable, including topographical maps for hiking & geocaching.

The Government of Canada provides very detailed topographical maps for the entire country free of charge from their WMS server. The Dept. of Natural Resources (Canada) also has a WMS server that's free for public use. I've been downloading WMS maps but calibrating them can be tedious.

I would LOVE it if MapAWAY had the ability to connect to a WMS server of our choice, then allowed us to select the appropriate layers for the map. (WMS maps allow you to decide what feature you want to appear on your map - You can turn on or off dozens of map features - Show/hide roads ,power lines, dams, place names, railroad tracks, trails, etc.) and then generate a PathAway .PRC file from that map.

WMS maps are accessed through http, just like with google maps, but I believe the interface and specifications for the protocol are different. The WMS specifications are available from a number of sites. (A Google search for "WMS specifications" brings up plenty)

If the programmers of MapAway decide to implement a WMS client, I think their program will become one of the most valuable GPS tools next to PathAway itself!

Well Done!

Dodger

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:28 pm
by abecdd
Hi J&B,

thanks for starting the development of a free and usable map making utility for Pathaway!

Unfortunately I have the same problem like fergal_om. I think it's the proxy server that cannot be configured in MapAway. Can you provide a proxy support?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:42 am
by Leigh
Hi,

Any ideas why when I try to run the .exe I get an error 'borlndmm.dll cannot be found'?

Cheers

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:11 am
by Dodger
I had the same issue when I initially installed it Leigh. I believe they may have missed including that DLL in the installer.

I just did a Google search for the dll, downloaded it & installed it in C:\windows\system & all was well.

Dodger

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:32 am
by Dodger
My apologies - I didn't realize they had the attachment mod here in the forums! :-)

Attached is the missing DLL.

Dodger

Thanks

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:12 pm
by Leigh
Thanks Dodger,

That did the trick, now up and running - marvelous!

Leigh

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:25 pm
by OttawaGolf
MapAWay 1.2.0 Build 65

3. What's New in This Build
- Support Satellite/Hybrid modes.

I cannot find how to import a Google Earth (or Google maps) Satelite image. How is it done?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:09 pm
by Anders
OttawaGolf wrote:MapAWay 1.2.0 Build 65

3. What's New in This Build
- Support Satellite/Hybrid modes.

I cannot find how to import a Google Earth (or Google maps) Satelite image. How is it done?


In map mode you press 1 for Map, 2 for Satellite and 3 for Hybrid. Then you click on "Get maps from the internet"

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:04 am
by OttawaGolf
Thanks. That's it. I wonder why that's not documented anywhere.

The raw google images are too washed out on the palm. I'd like to pump up the contrast and colours in the google satelite images since that works well to improve satelite jpgs for pathatway. Is it possible to extract / enhance / re-import the images?