Jnx file format

whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper UserPosts: 24
edited October 2014 in Suggestion Box
Hi,

Garmin have a format that they use for there birdseye product this over come the 100 title limit imposed by KMZ.

Would it be possible to add this format to Global mapper. Details of the format can be found here.

http://whiter.brinkster.net/en/JNX.html

and the discussion group

here

http://gpsunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?5863-Garmin-jnx-file-format-hacking

if you look thought the forum there is currenlty a tool to take osm map tile storage tile and convert them to jnx.

There are also various other tools written by the creator of mapc2mapc. It would be nice to be able to export directly from your program to JNX

Cheers
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  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited January 2011
    I will add this to the todo list, it does look like enough of the format may have been decoded to allow support for JNX. However I would think Garmin could also upgrade their firmware to support additional tiles from KMZ if they are supported from JNX, I wouldn't think what really matters is the total memory usage required, not necessarily just the fixed number of tiles. Actually if I still worked at Garmin I can think of several approaches to implement this so that much larger numbers of tiles could be used without running out of memory using a mechanism similar to map catalogs in Global Mapper. Hopefully they are working on a more flexible approach like that.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited January 2011
    Thanks mike.

    Here is a little somthing to help you on your way. Roger the auther of MAPC2MAPC has release the source code for this OSM to JNX converter.

    This might help you
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited January 2011
    same code but with added comments
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited January 2011
    HI mike

    here is some better code for you this has been written in c and has loads of comments so sould be easier to read.

    cheers and thanks for all your help
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited January 2011
    Just a quick note,

    It has been discoved that a jnx can hold 50,000 tiles per level not the orginal 6250

    thanks

    whitedragon
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited January 2011
    any news on this
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited January 2011
    It's on our todo list, but we haven't gotten to it yet.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited March 2011
    Any progress.

    Looking at the number of views this looks like lots of people want this option.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited March 2011
    Still on our todo list, but it is a huge todo list. Where can you see the number of views of a post?

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • PaulTocknellPaulTocknell Forum Administrator Posts: 307
    edited March 2011
    Go to the parent forum of this thread and you can see a column that will contain the number of replies and the number of views (this one as of right now has 821 views)
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited April 2011
    Ah I see, that is pretty cool. Sorting by the number of views though it seems like have several hundred or even thousands of views isn't that uncommon, I wonder if when a search engine crawls the site that counts as a view.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • PaulTocknellPaulTocknell Forum Administrator Posts: 307
    edited April 2011
    I don't believe the search engines are counted as views. Good question though.
  • RecceRecce Global Mapper User Posts: 178Trusted User
    edited April 2011
    Looking at the possibilities by using the JNX format over the KML I sure hope GM will support the format!
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited April 2011
    http://www.globalmapperforum.com/forums/suggestion-box/

    look here next to JNX topic.

    This topic has had 854 view's

    JNX format is supported by garmin but its locked down. There has been considrable effort made to unlock the format.

    A tool like global mapper would allow me to use all the maps i have from other units on my garmin. I am sure there are lots of other user who are in the same boat.
  • JohnnyJohnny Global Mapper User Posts: 10Trusted User
    edited August 2011
    Mike, do you think you will be able to include the jnx format into the GM 13 build????

    That would be great!

    Especially because the new Garmin Montana has a much better support and quality for viewing raster maps!
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited August 2011
    We are getting pretty close to the v13 release so there isn't too much time left for a new format like that. We will be updating the existing Garmin raster KMZ export to allow for new units that support larger map counts (like apparently 500 on the Montana), which should allow for larger data sets until the JNX format can be supported.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • RecceRecce Global Mapper User Posts: 178Trusted User
    edited August 2011
    Good news. I will be upgrading my GM version the day it will export to JNX!
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited October 2011
    Is there any chance JNX will be supported in the next release now 13 is out
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited October 2011
    I have now marked it as a high priority rather than normal priority todo item, although other than this thread I still haven't heard any demand for this format.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • whitedragonwhitedragon Global Mapper User Posts: 24
    edited October 2011
    Thanks.

    How do you work out the demand for a format. This thread has over 2500 page views so at least a few people are inrested. lol
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited October 2011
    The page views include a lot of web search engines and other automated system so it's hard to work out actual demand. I usually gauge it from emails that we get. Items on the todo list are prioritized based on the perceived user demand and also how difficult they will be to implement. For instance something very easy to do might get done even with a little demand, whereas a high-demand item that is very hard would be delayed more. It's all what generates the most additional sales per amount of time devoted to the item.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • RecceRecce Global Mapper User Posts: 178Trusted User
    edited November 2011
    Thanks Mike.

    My job will upgrade to GPSMap 62 in a month. This will allow me to do jnx maps in a huge scale.

    Your support to the JNX format is a key in this process.

    Regards

    Thomas
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  • JohnnyJohnny Global Mapper User Posts: 10Trusted User
    edited December 2011
    Mike, do you think you will be able to implement the jnx format within the near future?????

    That would be great! :o
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited December 2011
    It's currently on the schedule for early 2012.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • kiwikiwi Global Mapper User Posts: 1
    edited January 2012
    >>It's currently on the schedule for early 2012.
    GREAT!!! Thank You!!! Can't wait therefore!
  • mtakemtake Global Mapper User Posts: 1
    edited January 2012
    Please try to include jnx into Batch Convert wizard. Of course the target should be jnx file. The values of Scale and Product ID fields of jnx can be entered later.

    Thanks for consideration!
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited January 2012
    Yes once we add JNX export it should move into the batch convert tool without any problems.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • BasskillerBasskiller Global Mapper User Posts: 10Trusted User
    edited May 2012
    Hi Mike:

    Any time frame as of when this option will come out?
    Thanks
    Basskiller
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2012
    It's on the schedule for the v14.0 release in September or so.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • GreinaGreina Global Mapper User Posts: 61Trusted User
    edited May 2012
    It's currently on the schedule for early 2012.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com

    What a pity! :( I hoped you would introduce it right for summer season! Any chance?
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