[maemo-users] Maemo mapper maps

From: Karsten Bräckelmann karstenb at openismus.com
Date: Thu Jul 31 19:01:20 EEST 2008
On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 00:09 -0700, salaria113 at yahoo.com wrote:
> I have just installed OS2008 on my N800 but i have some problem with
> maemo mapper in particular there are some problems in downloading
> maps. Google repository doesn't work 

I guess you are referring to Google Satellite. Unlike with their Street
map, they limit the downloads for Satellite -- most likely per IP and
day. So, if suddenly you don't get any new Satellite maps, you already
exceeded their limit, and will have to wait a day before downloading
more maps. FWIW, the popup tells you about the failed download.

If this is not your issue, we will need more details. First of all, the
map repositories URL, maybe some more repository settings, and the zoom
level you are trying to download.

> and with the others maps in zoom level 0 or 2 have a very low
> resolution.

AFAIK, most map repositories do not offer zoom levels below 3, or even

OpenStreetMap offers downloads down to zoom level 3, Google Street goes
down to level 4. Only Google Satellite *seems* to offer all zoom levels,
including 0 (no map download failures), though at least for me, anything
below 2 does not add any more detail, but is just a scaled version of
level 2. Of course, this may vary depending on the part of the world you
are watching.

If you limit the "Downloadable Zooms" in the map repository settings,
maemo mapper will not attempt to download zoom levels outside that
range, preventing delays and failed attempts.

Related settings are "Download Zoom Steps" and "Double Pixels. To always
get the best possible resolution, set them to "1" and "false"
respectively. Please see the docs / help for more information about
these settings.


Karsten Bräckelmann  -- maemo.org bugmaster

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