How to Create customs maps using Mapc2Mapc

Started by nervusvagus, January 20, 2013, 17:11:22

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I was planning some maps for a cross country ski trip so I used the following methods to create custom maps files from scanned or found map files and I thought I should share.

How to create custom maps to use with Locus Pro.

Here is what we need: Google maps with LatLng Marker addon. Image map file, in my case a cross country map prepared that is in proper scale . Mapc2Mapc program:

Coordinates needed for Calibration: I use Google maps to find calibration points. There is a little button on the bottom left that says MAPS LABS. Using this button if you enable the LatLng Marker tool you can drop markers that show coordinates on google maps by simple Right click > Drop LatLng Marker.

After this I open up the Mapc2Mapc:
File > Load image for calibration > From Map Coordinates
Map Calibration Settings: Latitude / Longitude (plate carree) and WGS 84

After this map file is loaded ready for calibration. I find similar places between Google Maps and the loaded map file in Mapc2Mapc. I choose 3 or 4 points that are easily recognizable on the image map file. I right click on the location in Google Maps and Drop LatLng Marker. Then I enter those values in the loaded map file in Mapc2Mapc : Clicking on the equivalent location in Mapc2Mapc opens the dialog box for entering coordinates. After doing this 3 to 4 times map is calibrated and ready to save.

File > Write Map for Mobile Device
and in Mobile Atlas Selection: Select Atlas is Locus / RMAPS / Galileo SQlite.db
Zoom levels: 11 to 15 works fine usually.

In the tile selections screens you can just click OK and map will begin saving.
The map will be saved as Mapfilename.sqlitedb file inside the same folder as the Mapfile.

You can place this file anywhere in your sdcard on your phone. In order to access it:
Main Menu > Maps > Personal Maps and add the directory to be scanned for the map file.
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I will check this tutorial step by step (hopefully this week) and add to the "Locus knowledge database":

thank you and greetings

done ... ges_to_sql