Converting duration and File Size

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Converting duration and File Size

Postby Wildgoose » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:27 pm


I am now testing PW in the current version on a Palm TX cause I intend to purchase it for my next trip.

I have a couple of sat-images which are already georeferenced with a .jpr file. The mapfiles are jpg, about 9200 x 9000 pixels and 24 bit color, and about 12 MB in size.,

When converting the files to PW-mapfiles using Map Manager, converting one file takes 2 hours on a P4 / 3GHz. And the output .prc file is about 160 MB on size even when color is reduzed to 16 bit. Compression was enabled but I guess output file was not compressed. Anyway, rendering the map on the Palm TX was acceptable when scrolling, when zooming it takes long time.

Is it normal that file conversion takes so long time and that output file is so huge?



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Postby zuber » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:13 pm

I was using SmartComGPS (OziExplorer clone) on my Symbian phone.

Map conversion was very fast for it and also map size was pretty small - and it was using 24 bit color maps :)

Also - the program itself was working really fast (map scroll, map zoom).

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