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Increase map calibration accuracy

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:34 pm
by jdhaan
Hello,

I have maps which I convert to pathaway maps with the mapmanager. When entering the coordinates (WSG84, DD MM.mmmm) I can only add 5 digits after the dot and the last digit often gets round to above or below.
I have calibration coordinates of 6 digits after the dot, but I cannot enter the last digit.
As a result the roads on the map are not exactly the position I stand, there's a difference of about 10 to 20 metres, that also shows up in the downloaded tracks from internet.
Is it possible to add one more digit accuracy?
By the way, for the rest this is a great program, I enjoy it a lot.

Joost de Haan, The Netherlands.

Use Ozimapconverter

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:06 am
by jdhaan
Let me reply to my own message to give this forum some more dynamics:

For me Ozimapconverter helped a lot, you should try it:
http://www.ada.ru/GPS/OziMapConverter/index_en.htm

Joost de Haan

Re: Use Ozimapconverter

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:14 pm
by Dodger
jdhaan wrote:Let me reply to my own message to give this forum some more dynamics:

For me Ozimapconverter helped a lot, you should try it:
http://www.ada.ru/GPS/OziMapConverter/index_en.htm

Joost de Haan


Thanks for the tip Joost - I will definitely be giving this converter a try. Now if I could find a utility to allow me to download WMS online topo maps of Canada that include calibration info... (In either OziExplorer or Pathaway format...)

Something that would be very helpful for the Pathaway Map Manager- In "Calibration" mode, get rid of that big honking "donut" circle pointer thing and replace it with a single pixel surrounded by a large square or something. As it is now, it is very difficult to accurately position the cursor on a point because the circle cursor pointer obscures too much of the image. The pointer needs to be MUCH finer.

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:30 am
by Scott
Only a Canadian would use the term "big honking Donut" :lol:
Ok, we'll make the cursor finer.

Also, the precision will be expanded by 1 digit for the next build (4.00.31)

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:36 am
by Dodger
Scott wrote:Only a Canadian would use the term "big honking Donut" :lol:
Ok, we'll make the cursor finer.

Also, the precision will be expanded by 1 digit for the next build (4.00.31)


<LOL> Timmies double-doubles all around. :-)

Thanks Scott. :-)

Dodger

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:59 am
by Ken in Regina
And thanks from me, too, Scott. As another Canadian I also have problems with that great honking donut "cursor" and I will very much appreciate something that is finer. A "+" or crosshairs or whatever it's called with really skinny arms would be great.

...ken...

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:22 am
by reynoso
How about the ability to import tracks into Map Manager, and overlay them on top of a map, and nudge the map for calibration?

Fred E. Reynoso