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Map not cached for offline use

Postby mortod » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:32 am

Have upgraded to premium membership on geocache.com and have saved a search of 20x caches for offline use. But the map does not seem to have been downloaded - photos have, just not maps? Should this work? If not, seems quite a limitation.
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Re: Map not cached for offline use

Postby mortod » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:26 am

OK, it seems you have to use MOBAC to create offline maps, rather than caching the ones downloaded. Is the OpenStreetMap CycleMap overlay available on MOBAC - I can't seem to find a map source of suitable quality?
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Re: Map not cached for offline use

Postby Thorsten » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:07 pm

Hi,

I just tested it.. For Germany there is OpenCycleMap to detail level 17, but not for the US.

Mobac has the ability to add custom map sources. Therefor you have to create a xml file in the mapsources folder. For example a "OpenCycleMap.xml" contains this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<customMapSource>
<name>OpenCycleMap</name>
<minZoom>1</minZoom>
<maxZoom>17</maxZoom>
<tileType>png</tileType>
<url>http://tile.opencyclemap.org/cycle/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png</url>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<backgroundColor>#000000</backgroundColor>
<ignoreErrors>false</ignoreErrors>
<serverParts></serverParts>
</customMapSource>

Then restart MOBAC and enjoy ;)
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Re: Map not cached for offline use

Postby mortod » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:39 pm

Thanks - that worked. Also overcame the 'access blocked' issue with OSM.
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