User talk:Lao

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Great to see a fellow Mac'er doing OSM, I have reacently migrated to Mac and is trying to unlock the secret of making apps with Xcode, but some how I cannot make the code talk to the GUI...... How do your software define the borders of a country, are you downloading pre-defined .osm.bz2 files or is it possible to define an area through a series of waypoints? I am interested in Brazil. --Skippern 01:35, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi there ; I'm using pre-defined .osm.bz2 file from I limited the countries to Europe. I'm no professional programmer, only a scripter ; the tool I'm using is called "Revolution" see ( : very cool and easy to learn. -- Lao

Hi people ! For the moment I'm busy ; so I'll be back when I have more time to spent ;-) --Lao

Hi Lao; I tried to run your program. Only selected Austria. Now it's running since 13 hours (not crashed) on my laptop (Pentium M, 2.26GHz, 2GB Ram). Is this normal??? According to the task manager it uses around 10-20 of CPU power, so it doesn't seem to have crashed? Windows XP Pro SP3. -- extremecarver

Hi extremecarver ; I've suspended the download for a short time ; I'll revise the whole project as it seems that there are more problems now than at the moment of the release ; perhaps I'll investigate further to understand what has happened... -- Greets, Lao

When I rote this I didn't know much about mkgmap. Would have known that it had crashed by now. As it's not difficult to work with commandline and mkgmap I don't think many people will need domymaps (you need most knowledge anyhow, and then using mkgmap with a perl script and definitions file is as easy as "perl country.osm" --Extremecarver 16:46, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

What about an option for choosing free download areas and sync the data directly from OSM? Similar to OSMC? I would actually appreciate if I could freely choose a download area with irregular shape. --Skippern 01:43, 25 November 2008 (UTC)