Rmap format

HannesAHannesA Global Mapper UserPosts: 2
edited January 2015 in Suggestion Box
Hello !
Intro: There´s a very interesting GPS device and software developer in Spain , that allowes to use Raster and Vector maps on the same device : COMPE-GPS and TwoNav.
http://en.compegps.com/
Rastermaps can be used in *.ecw and with better performance *.rmap format.

To generate this proprietary rasterformat the TwoNav-Users have to transform the *.ecw ( or several other mapformats ) in another step to *.rmap.

This was a reason to open a suggestion at COMPEs "Uservoice" to provide a *.dll for third party SW , f.e. TTQV or GM , to read and generate the *.rmap format.
Long time it seems that COMPE would NOT provide their dll - but recent they changed their opinion :)
https://compegps.uservoice.com/forums/83987-general/suggestions/1557869-compegps-should-provide-a-dll-for-programs-like-tt?ref=title

Many users of TwoNav also uses GM to create Rastermaps on demand ( till now in several steps ) - so will there be a chance to implement this *.dll for Rmapformat to GM in the future and so make the workflow easier ?

Regards Hannes

Comments

  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2011
    Hannes,

    If CompeGPS releases a DLL to work with their format it should be possible to add support to Global Mapper.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • HannesAHannesA Global Mapper User Posts: 2
    edited May 2011
    Hi Mike !

    Thanks for reply - sorry for double-thread upon this theme, as it was discussed some weeks ago, but I was to sure to be the first , so I didn´t search the forum before .....
    When I know that CompeGPS releases the dll to another GIS-SW ( f.e. TTQV ) I´ll tell you about this - I think a Rmap implementation in GM will increase the publicity and therefore might be an economical advantage on both sides ?

    Regards Hannes
  • ajre72ajre72 Global Mapper User Posts: 17Trusted User
    edited December 2014
    Hello,

    It's a long time since this request was posted.
    We can use rmap format in twonav, compegps and oruxmaps, three very popular platforms, at least in Spain.

    It would be great to implement "export to rmap" with globalmapper.
    Mobac can do it but we are limited to online sources and forced to use Mercator tiles.
    If Mobac can do it, why can't globalmapper?

    Thanks
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    edited January 2015
    Hello,

    Recent versions of Global Mapper (v15 and above) can export RMaps tile data sets. Use File->Export->Export Web Format..., and choose RMaps SQLite Database from the list.

    Cheers,

    Bob
  • ajre72ajre72 Global Mapper User Posts: 17Trusted User
    edited January 2015
    Thanks Bob,

    I was aware of the new sqlite option but i was thinking of exporting to *.rmap

    Mobac can create maps in sqlite (for oruxmaps) and in rmap (for oruxmaps, twonav and compegps). The second format is the one i would like to see implemented in GM.

    Regards
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    edited January 2015
    Hello,

    The RMaps SQLite Database exported by Global Mapper is in the RMaps format. You can rename the output file to *.rmap if need be. I will add an item to our task list to allow the database to be exported with the *.rmap name, but the data should already be in the correct format for RMaps.

    Cheers,

    Bob
  • ajre72ajre72 Global Mapper User Posts: 17Trusted User
    edited January 2015
    Thanks again Bob,

    Renaming sqlitedb to rmap did not work.
    In fact the sqlitedb output seems not to work for Oruxmaps.

    Global Mapper will not open rmap files created either with Mobac or with CompeGps. I understand that the format is not supported.

    Regards
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    edited January 2015
    Hello,

    I misunderstood. I thought that you wanted Global Mapper to export RMaps files. We have an existing feature request (#12732) for importing RMaps import into Global Mapper, and we will post back here when it has been completed.

    Cheers,

    Bob
  • ajre72ajre72 Global Mapper User Posts: 17Trusted User
    edited January 2015
    The ideal would be to import and export rmap files.

    thx
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    ajre72 said:
    The ideal would be to import and export rmap files.

    thx
    Hello,

    We have implemented support for importing RMaps Sqlite data sets.  This function is in Global Mapper 18 daily builds dated December 7, 2016, or later. Simply download the appropriate installer and run it to install the latest build.

    Cheers,
    Bob
  • ajre72ajre72 Global Mapper User Posts: 17Trusted User
    bmg_bob said:
    ajre72 said:
    The ideal would be to import and export rmap files.

    thx
    Hello,

    We have implemented support for importing RMaps Sqlite data sets.  This function is in Global Mapper 18 daily builds dated December 7, 2016, or later. Simply download the appropriate installer and run it to install the latest build.

    Cheers,
    Bob



    Thank you Bob, but i think that rmap sqlite option existed in former versions.
    I mean support for plain rmap maps, the ones Compe GPS and Twonav use.

    Thanks
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    ajre72 said:


    Thank you Bob, but i think that rmap sqlite option existed in former versions.
    I mean support for plain rmap maps, the ones Compe GPS and Twonav use.

    Thanks
    Previous versions of Global Mapper can only export RMaps SQLite databases.  The release linked above adds the ability to import them.  As far as I know, this is the same RMaps (*.rmap) format supported by the programs you mentioned.  If it is not the same, can you post a sample that I can look at to see how it is different?

    Cheers,
    Bob
  • ajre72ajre72 Global Mapper User Posts: 17Trusted User
    bmg_bob said:
    ajre72 said:


    Thank you Bob, but i think that rmap sqlite option existed in former versions.
    I mean support for plain rmap maps, the ones Compe GPS and Twonav use.

    Thanks
    Previous versions of Global Mapper can only export RMaps SQLite databases.  The release linked above adds the ability to import them.  As far as I know, this is the same RMaps (*.rmap) format supported by the programs you mentioned.  If it is not the same, can you post a sample that I can look at to see how it is different?

    Cheers,
    Bob

    ajre72 said:
    bmg_bob said:
    ajre72 said:
    The ideal would be to import and export rmap files.

    thx
    Hello,

    We have implemented support for importing RMaps Sqlite data sets.  This function is in Global Mapper 18 daily builds dated December 7, 2016, or later. Simply download the appropriate installer and run it to install the latest build.

    Cheers,
    Bob



    Thank you Bob, but i think that rmap sqlite option existed in former versions.
    I mean support for plain rmap maps, the ones Compe GPS and Twonav use.

    Thanks


    Hello,

    Here you can find some examples of what i call "plain" *.rmap
    This files work for Twonav, CompeGPS and Oruxmaps

    http://shared.perchera.com/wl/?id=ty616LAw6i2JGSVf9nrUrzdathglVBiq

    Thanks

  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    ajre72 said:

    Here you can find some examples of what i call "plain" *.rmap
    This files work for Twonav, CompeGPS and Oruxmaps

    Thank you for the link.  That file is indeed not a SQLite database.  I did a quick search, but was not able to find a specification for the data in that file, suggesting that it might be proprietary.  Without a specification or an SDK, it is unlikely that we will be able to add functionality to import or export these files in Global Mapper.

    Cheers,
    Bob
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