Mapuploader 5
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Mapuploader 5.8+ Commands

You can automate the process of splitting , creating & launching a map using a script.

Some commands are not availble on demo version.

Click here to see an example of a script that downloads a pbf file and creates a map with DEM and Contours!

<mapuploader>version number</mapuploader>

<file>c:\xxx-latest.osm.pbf</file>

Files can have following extensions: pbb , osm , o5m, mp

<mapname>map</mapname>

Mapname is required and cannot be empty

<basecamp>yes</basecamp>

If not added,default is no

options : yes , no

<mapsource>yes</mapsource>

same as basecamp

<fid>auto</fid>

Essential:

use number or auto

<FID>1243</FID>

numbers must not have been used before


<mapid>12345678</mapid>

must be 8 digits , no letters

<gmapsupp>yes<gmapsupp>

Default is no

<gmapsupp_name>gmap</gmapsupp_name>

name of gmapsupp.img

<country>My Country</country>

Enter name of country

<description> </description>

Commands using Splitter

<split>yes</split>

Without this option splitter is not used .

It is essential to use this option when creating a map based on a merge file - see <merge>


<split_file>name of archived tiles</split_file>

Use this option when selecting individual tiles

Use with <split>no</split>

<backup>name of archived tiles</backup>

example : <backup>Germany</backup>

<save_tiles>name</save_tiles>

Tiles created are archived under name given.

Memory


<maxnodes>800000 </maxnodes>

Not essential


<memory>28000</memory>

Not essential:


<contours>yes</contours>

Contours

<contours>clip</contours>

Contours are clipped to map area preventing them to 'stick out'

No need to follow this with <contours>use_clip</contours>

<contours>use_clip</contours>

Use previously clipped files

<clip>[number of clip folder]</clip

DEM


<dem>yes</dem>

default: no dem


<hgt>auto</hgt>

Imporftant to use this option when using Contours or DEM

when set to auto , it searches folders 1-5 else starte number of folder,ie

<hgt>2</hgt> This searches for hght files in the second of your hgt folders - see Contours/Dem,Settings

TYP & Style

<typ>[path]</typ>

Requires full path

other option: <typ>current</typ>

This uses current TYP file


<style>[name of style]</style>

needs name of style , NOT directory, ie

<style>default</style>

<style>current</style> uses current style

Basecamp / Mapsource

<launch>yes</launch>

Will automatically register and launch map - will only work if

a) Mapsource or Basecamp are on your PC

b) You have administrative rights to access registry

c) Check setting of display level - see below

<detail> </detail>

Use this to define your display level when launching Mapsource/Basecamp 64bit only

Acceptable values: lowest,lower,low,medium,high,higher,highest

ie <detail>medium</detail>

Should be used in combination with <launch>

More Commands

option> </option>

requires a number 1/8 or ''no'

Numbers correspond to number given to option

<url> </url>

needs full path.

Example :<url>http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/great-britain/england/devon-latest.osm.pbf</url>

Verrsion 5.85+ : use multiple url commands for merging files - see example


<download_path></download_path>

Path points to where you want the pbf to be saved

Example: <download_path>c:\downloads</download_path>

Note: This is not required when merging pbfs :use <merge_file> instead (5.85 + only)

<size>[number]m/g</size>

m=megabytes g=gigabytes

example : <size>123m</size> or <size>3.2g</size>

This command is not essential but provides some indication of how much has been downloaded.

<overwrite>yes</overwrite>

setting this to 'yes' automatically deletes existing pbf file

<merge_file>[path]</merge_file>

Applies to Version 5.85+ - see example

<active_route>[number]</active_route>

#1 Driving 2 Motor Cycling 3 Walking 4 Bicycling 5 Trucking 6 Direct 7 Hiking 8 Mountaineering
#9 Tour Cycling 10 Mountain Biking 11 ATV 12 Dirt Biking 13 RV 14 Off Roading


Example <active_route>4</active_route> # Cycling

#

used to add a comment

date$ (vers 5.60+)

This replaces date$ with today's date

Depending on how your dates are formulated date$ is replaced with :

month number-day dumber-year or

day number-month number-year

Examples:

<Mapname>date$</Mapname>
<remove>date$</remove>

<merge>

You can merge any number of pbf files

This opion needs <merge_file>

Example

<merge>e:\temp\luxembourg-latest.osm.pbf</merge>
<merge>e:\temp\lorraine-latest.osm.pbf</merge>
<merge>e:\temp\rheinland-pfalz-latest.osm.pbf</merge>
<merge>e:\temp\saarland-latest.osm.pbf</merge>
<merge_file>e:\temp\luxarea.pbf</merge_file>

Note: when downloading files using <url> there is no need to use <merge>

Instead just add tghe merged file using <merge_file>

ie

<url>http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/luxembourg-latest.osm.pbf</url>
<url>http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/france/lorraine-latest.osm.pbf</url>
<size>25m,120m</size>
<merge_file>e:\temp\lux_lorraine.pbf</merge_file>

<merge_file>

The file name created when merging pbf files - see above

<nsis>yes</nsis>

If you want to create a setup file for your map , then use this option.

Mapuploader needs to have pointers to makensis.exe in Settings