How to use GenTYP

 

 

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Follow these steps to understand how to use GenTYP 


1. In Product Code, enter a decimal number (1 - 9999). If you used MapSetToolKit to make mapset, this number is always 1.

2. In Family ID field, enter a decimal number (1 - 65535). If don't know the FID for your mapset, open the MapSetToolKit and look in the uninstall lisbox (FID: label).  If you fill in the Product code and FID correctly, Mapsource will send TYP file along with the maps your selected map.


ADD / EDIT LINE (Polyline)

3. Select line element. (Polyline)

4. Enter element name

5. You can enter 1-4 label(s) language(s) substitution.  This label is replaced if your label in your map is set to NULL.

6. For a line element (Polyline), enter a hexadecimal number (ex: 02 for highway) in the TYPE field.
    See polylines type

7a. There are two ways for make a line, with a solid color or with an image. If you want make a line with  an  image jump to step 9.

7b. To make a line with a solid color, enter two colors in the solid color field. One is a daytime color and the other is a nighttime color.  Mapsource will only use the daytime color.  The nighttime color is usie by the GPSr.
The Syntax field is:  Day Foreground color, Day border color.  For example 121212,000000.
You can use None to define a transparent color.

8. Enter a line width and a border width in pixels for your line definition. 

9. If checked, the bitmap will be rotate in the line direction.

10. To make a line with image, click the "ADD/EDIT IMAGE" button.  In this window, you can convert BMP to XPM format or write your own XPM.

11. Click the "ADD" button to finish. To add more elements go to step 3, if not, jump to step 13.


ADD / EDIT POINT

 
3. Select point element.

4. Enter element name

5. You can enter 1-4 label(s) language(s) substitution.  This label is replaced if the label in your map is set to NULL.

6. For a point element, enter a hexadecimal number in the TYPE and SUBTYPE field.
    See point type

10. To make a line with an image, click the "ADD/EDIT IMAGE" button.  In this window, you can convert BMP to XPM format or write your own XPM.

11. Click the "ADD" button to finish. To add more elements go to step 3, if not, jump to step 13.


ADD / EDIT POLYGON

3. Select polygon element.

4. Enter element name

5. You can enter 1-4 label(s) language(s) substitution.  This label is replaced if the label in your map is set to NULL.

6. For a line element, enter a hexadecimal number in the TYPE field.
    See polygon type

7a. There are two ways to make a polygon, with a solid color or with an image. If you want to make a polygon with an image, jump to step 9.

7b. To make a polygon with a solid color, enter two color in the solid field. One is a foreground color and  the other is a background color.  Mapsource will only use day colors.  The nighttime color is using by the GPSr.
The Syntax field is:  Day Foreground color, Day background color.   For example 121212,000000.You can use None to define a transparent color.
   
10. For make a line with image, click "ADD/EDIT IMAGE" button.  In this window, you can convert BMP to XPM format or write your own XPM.

11. Click the "ADD" button to finish.  To add more elements go to step 3, if not, jump to step 13..


GENERATE TYP FILE

12. You could change the priority in which your polygons will be shown by right clicking the polygon in the draw priority box and selecting a priority. (this is very important if you want your polygons to show up in mapsource)

13. Click on the "..." button beside the 'cgpsmapper' field and select cgpsmapper.exe program on your harddrive and click OPEN.

14. Check this box to generate and compile and add the TYP file in mapsource

15. Click the START button to generate a TYP file.
 

More information, you can read the cGpsMapper document on pages 47 and more

For your information: It's very interesting to note that with Mapsource  you can download more than one map product with their own attached TYP file into your gps . You will be able to choose from the different maps with their own typ file within your gps

 

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