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How to make an address search work on your Garmin (advanced)

Search Icon Enabled This should become enabled in Mapsource    

you need

1) latest mkgmap.jar

2) Incorporate latest default style , lines & points

lines & points should include all the

mkgmap:country=SWE & mkgmap:city!=* etc

mkgmap:city!=* & mkgmap:admin_level8=* { set mkgmap:city='${mkgmap:admin_level8}' } etc
mkgmap:postal_code!=* & mkgmap:postcode=* { set mkgmap:postal_code='${mkgmap:postcode}' } etc including: mkgmap:is_in!=* & is_in=* { set mkgmap:is_in='${is_in}' }

  Show Addresses in an IMG
Show Addresses in an IMG

3) in your points file make sure :

you have given type numbers to city, town, village, hamlet, region and island ie

place=village [0x0500 resolution 23]

4) make sure the following exists in your lines file

highway=* {name '${ref} ${name}' | '${ref}' | '${name}' }

5) Include the following options in your bat file:

(remember the following won't work unless you have given id and family names etc)

--location-autofill=is_in, nearest
--name-tag-list=int_name, name

All lines in bold are essential .


You cannot use mapsettoolkit to upload your files to Mapsource as it does not handle the essential mdr files.

However, you can use the gmapsupp.img,instead or


Mapuploader 6


(mkgmap creates files to import your map to Mapsource/Basecamp with address searches enabled.

You need to manually include them in a .reg file.

The main one to look for is the .-mdr.img file)


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