April 23, 2019, 7:01am
I’ve installed OSM Map Belgium, Luxembourg, a part of France, a part of Germany, in a Garmin nuvi 255 with mapsource.
When I seek the street from the Garmin device, the seek stay very basic:
i want to seek “rue de la dime”
if i seek “dime”, there is no result
if i seek “rue de la d”, there is a result
So, something looks missing ? an index ?
Anyone knows where I was wrong installing maps ?
Thanks and regards,
May 3, 2019, 6:13am
Do you have a map from Garmin on your GPS? Does searching with that work the way you expect?
For me, searches on Garmin only work from the beginning of the name.
It depends on the map, if the map maker has used the mkgmap option --split-name-index than you can search for any part in the streetname. My maps from openfietsmap.nl use this in the index but I think that Lambertus’ maps from garmin.openstreetmap.nl don’t use this option “split-name-index”.
Index each part of a street name separately.
For example, if the street is “Aleksandra Gryglewskiego” then you will be able to
search for it as both “Aleksandra” and “Gryglewskiego”. It will also increase the
size of the index. Useful in countries where searching for the first word in name
is not the right thing to do. Words following an opening bracket ‘(’ are ignored.
See also option road-name-config.
May 3, 2019, 9:15am
Thank you for pointing out my error. I have learned something today.