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Creating a TYP file with dashed lines


GeoBobC
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I'm using GenTyp to create TYP files for my custom maps. I've determined how to create solid line elements, but cannot see how to create a dashed line, for example.

 

Does anyone know the trick to creating a dashed line?

 

I don't use GenTyp, but this is an example of how you would do it using cpgsmapper directly. It does it by creating a 1 pixel wide bitmap.

 

[_line]

;Unpaved Road

Type=0x0a

UseOrientation=Y

Xpm="32 1 2 1"

"- c #008000"

" c #000000"

"------ ------ ------ ------ "

[end]

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Thanks RWS. I can get close using your XML code; can you tell me what the 32 1 2 1 each mean? Plugging those into the XML code in MapSetToolKit creates a very faint line.

 

32 is the width of the bitmap, 1 is the height, 2 is the number of colors in the bitmap, I don't remember what the last 1 is.

 

The next two lines define the colors for the bitmap.

"- c #008000" means that a "-" is a pixel that will be dark green

" c #000000" means that a space is a pixel that will be the background color.

 

Here is an example of a 3 pixel wide bitmap:

[_line]
;Trail
Type=0x16
UseOrientation=Y
Xpm="32 3 2 1"
"* c #000000"
"  c #000000"
" ***			 ***			"
"*****  ******** ***** ********  "
" ***			 ***			"
[end]	 

 

This will create a small dot followed by a dash.

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Thanks RWS. I can get close using your XML code; can you tell me what the 32 1 2 1 each mean? Plugging those into the XML code in MapSetToolKit creates a very faint line.

 

32 is the width of the bitmap, 1 is the height, 2 is the number of colors in the bitmap, I don't remember what the last 1 is.

 

The next two lines define the colors for the bitmap.

"- c #008000" means that a "-" is a pixel that will be dark green

" c #000000" means that a space is a pixel that will be the background color.

 

Here is an example of a 3 pixel wide bitmap:

[_line]
;Trail
Type=0x16
UseOrientation=Y
Xpm="32 3 2 1"
"* c #000000"
"  c #000000"
" ***			 ***			"
"*****  ******** ***** ********  "
" ***			 ***			"
[end]	 

 

This will create a small dot followed by a dash.

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I use Paint.NET (free graphics program) to make .bmp files to be imported into GenTYP to make custom lines and polygons. Making up the desired pattern is real easy using a graphics program. In the case of the following video demo I created a 32 x 3 pixel image to design a dashed line to be imported into GenTYP.

 

download file and play it in Windows Media Player

Dashed Line Video Demo

Edited by rws
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I have compiled a TYP file of customised road line widths and colours and loaded it with its OpenStreetMap gmapsupp.img to my Legend HCx. The resulting display is just as it should be. I ventured further to add dashed lines to represent footpaths and tracks. The result is only half successful: the dashes and line widths display correctly, but the colour of the dash always appears white, whatever hex code I have used so far.

Here is an extract from the .txt file:

[_line]

Type=0x16

XPM="32 2 2 1"

". c #009900"

"X c none"

".....XXX.....XXX.....XXX.....XXX"

".....XXX.....XXX.....XXX.....XXX"

[end]

 

[_line]

Type=0x0a

XPM="32 2 2 1"

". c #999999"

"X c none"

"............XXXX............XXXX"

"............XXXX............XXXX"

[end]

I wonder if anyone can throw any light on what might be wrong?

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Hope this isn't too much of a hijack, but whenever I use "none" as a color selection in a polygon the other color shows up white. If I substitute a color for "none" in the sample below, the polygon becomes a sort of tan.

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

 

[_polygon]

Type=0x14

string1=4,LAS

string1=0x14,LAS

XPM="32 32 2 1",

"! c #FF7700",

"# c none",

"#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!",

"#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!",

"!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#",

"!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#",

"#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!",

... total of 32 lines...

"#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!",

"#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!",

"!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#",

"!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#"};

[end]

 

I just tried using c #000000 for transparent instead of "none", per RWSmith123's recommendation above, and that shows correctly as tan. Still, "none" is listed in the manual as a legitimate code, so any comments on syntax would be appreciated.

 

And thanks RWSmith123 for the Crater Lake tutorial. It got me started mapping.

Edited by seldom_sn
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My reference to the cGPSmapper manual guided me to the solution: the answer does appear to lie with entering both daytime and nighttime details into the .typ file. Here is the example from my .txt file:

[_line]

Type=0x16

XPM="32 2 4 1"

". c #009900"

"X c none"

"3 c #009900"

"4 c none"

".....XXX.....XXX.....XXX.....XXX"

".....XXX.....XXX.....XXX.....XXX"

[end]

 

[_line]

Type=0x0a

XPM="32 2 4 1"

". c #999999"

"X c none"

"3 c #999999"

"4 c none"

"............XXXX............XXXX"

"............XXXX............XXXX"

[end]

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My reference to the cGPSmapper manual guided me to the solution: the answer does appear to lie with entering both daytime and nighttime details into the .typ file. Here is the example from my .txt file:

[_line]

Type=0x16

XPM="32 2 4 1"

". c #009900"

"X c none"

"3 c #009900"

"4 c none"

".....XXX.....XXX.....XXX.....XXX"

".....XXX.....XXX.....XXX.....XXX"

[end]

 

[_line]

Type=0x0a

XPM="32 2 4 1"

". c #999999"

"X c none"

"3 c #999999"

"4 c none"

"............XXXX............XXXX"

"............XXXX............XXXX"

[end]

 

Thanks, the day/night setting did it for my polygon, too. I saw it in the example, but didn't see it spelled out in the manual.

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