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TOPO Maps from OpenStreetMap for Mobile Atlas Crea
April 13, 2012
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Hmm...think I FINALLY figured out what's going on. The sourceforge site only has about 5 or so sources listed in ALL of their versions posted. Had to grab the 1.9.1 elsewhere and it had a bunch of sources included. Haven't tried it yet but am getting ready to. Would like to be able to link it to the IU GIS database...

April 13, 2012
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the file you are looking for to put into mapsources is: mp-misc_worldwide.jar

This has the ArcGIS Satellite Images

April 13, 2012
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zpyder wrote:

Do you have any recommendations on the best program to use to convert a standard .tif file (with .tfw georeferencing information) to a GeoTiff?

One of the most powerful and versatile software to work with the GIS data I would call GlobalMapper. But it is rather expensive program. If the problem is limited to only those that add or remove georeference data to / from the geotiff file you can try using free software:

A New GUI For The Libgeotiff Worldfile Utilities

Another TIFF Worldfile/Metadata Program

//Cheers, Victor

April 12, 2012
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Hmm....just grabbed 1.9.1 a few minutes ago and I see no ARCGIS entries? A whole lot of aeronautical charts as well as openstreet and a BUNCH of foreign sources.....perhaps you had a different version or copy that included that ARCGIS?

Could or would you be willing/able to post the coding for that source on here by chance? I could download different versions all day long at this rate. I got my copy from sourceforge that included many 1.9 versions but only a single 1.9.1

April 12, 2012
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MOBAC 1.9.1 has a mapsource setup to link to the ARCGIS satellite images of the whole planet. I just used that to get the sat photos. I copied the mapsources from 1.9.1 to the map sources folder in 1.9.5 and they are available there now. Since it is not an XML file, but a JAR file, I cannot see how they are doing the link.

April 12, 2012
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If you have a sample GeoTIFF file, we can try to make it a RMP.

April 12, 2012
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Do you have any recommendations on the best program to use to convert a standard .tif file (with .tfw georeferencing information) to a GeoTiff?

April 12, 2012
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GeoTIFF can be converted to RMP program RMPCreator - http://hllab.dp.ua/Programs/RM.....reator.zip

This is a new program to replace obsolete converter Sharonov.

April 12, 2012
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I've just began to look in to the ArcGIS database we have at Indiana University so don't know a lot about it yet. From what I've seen so far it looks like the data is grouped into geoTIFF's, LIDAR and bunch of other things I've not yet experienced. Wondering what you used to piece together the map for use on the explorist. Looks like some of the LIDAR scans are 1m resolution so dunno....

April 10, 2012
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Some areas of the country have higher zoom

In my area used this for zoom level 13

I then used google terrain exclusively for zoom 15

Then used arcgis aerial photos for zoom 17

This makes for a good geocaching setup

April 9, 2012
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These worked fine now, Thank you!

Wonder what we can do (if anything) about getting them to work at a better zoom level or if that's all they provide? I don't think they'll be much value at the levels to 13....14 & 15 are almost necessary at times...

Thanks for all your work on the those....wonder what else is left to add onto here as sources that would be good? And how'd you figure those out?

April 9, 2012
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I figured out the problem:

The discussion board is changing the text a little and turning it into a hyperlink:

Make sure each url starts with:

http://

apparently this software is stripping out the http:// and turning the text into a hyperlink instead. If you hover over the blue hyperlink you can see the original text.

Add the http:// to each of the url lines in your xml file and it should work fine

I just changed my original post to have it display correctly. It should work now.

I have also found a way to link google terrain to this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<customMultiLayerMapSource>
<name>TOPOSM-Google USA</name>
<tileType>PNG</tileType>
<layers>
<customMapSource>
<name>Google Terrain</name>
<minZoom>3</minZoom>
<maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
<tileType>PNG</tileType>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<url>http://mt0.google.com/vt/lyrs=t,r&x={$x}&y={$y}&z={$z}&</url>
</customMapSource>
<customMapSource>
<name>TopOSM USA Features</name>
<minZoom>3</minZoom>
<maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
<tileType>png</tileType>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<url>http://tile1.toposm.com/us/features/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png</url>
<backgroundColor>#000000</backgroundColor>
</customMapSource>
<customMapSource>
<name>TopOSM USA Contours</name>
<minZoom>3</minZoom>
<maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
<tileType>png</tileType>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<url>http://tile1.toposm.com/us/contours/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png</url>
<backgroundColor>#000000</backgroundColor>
</customMapSource>

</layers>
</customMultiLayerMapSource>

April 8, 2012
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I'm around the Bedford, IN area..... 47421 zip code. I have tried zooming in and out and still nothing...also tried different selections down bottom of menu (color relief, features, & contours) and all have similar results.... ???

April 6, 2012
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You may be zoomed in too far. Where I live I get the red x at zoom levels greater than 13. Some other parts of the country are higher zoom. And some are lower.

What city are you near and I will check what I see there

April 6, 2012
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Hmm...call me ignorant but I did just what you said and the newest MOBAC 1.9.6 only displays the dreaded red x on the tiles on screen. I do see an entry for it in the map sources selection list (which of course selected). It also shows enabled in the settings configuration list. Not really sure what's going on???? And yes, it has the .xml extension. I did note that all the other sources in the directory are executable jar files if that's any consolation.

April 5, 2012
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here is the xml code for MOBAC for the OpenStreet Topo Maps with detail / contours, and shading:

Just use notepad to paste this into a text file with the xml extension, and place the file into the mapsources folder in MOBAC

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<customMultiLayerMapSource>
<name>TOPOSM USA All Layers</name>
<tileType>PNG</tileType>
<layers>
<customMapSource>
<name>TopOSM USA Color Relief</name>
<minZoom>3</minZoom>
<maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
<tileType>jpg</tileType>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<url>http://tile1.toposm.com/us/color-relief/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.jpg</url>
</customMapSource>
<customMapSource>
<name>TopOSM USA Features</name>
<minZoom>3</minZoom>
<maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
<tileType>png</tileType>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<url>http://tile1.toposm.com/us/features/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png</url>
<backgroundColor>#000000</backgroundColor>
</customMapSource>
<customMapSource>
<name>TopOSM USA Contours</name>
<minZoom>3</minZoom>
<maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
<tileType>png</tileType>
<tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
<url>http://tile1.toposm.com/us/contours/{$z}/{$x}/{$y}.png</url>
<backgroundColor>#000000</backgroundColor>
</customMapSource>
</layers>
</customMultiLayerMapSource>
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