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用RMP Creator从OSM拼接图块生成光栅地图

RMP Creator截屏

Magellan Triton用户,现在只需要点三下就能迅速生成他们自己的OSM地图。所需仅是Picco开发的在线应用RMP Creator。

RMP Creator: http://www.picosaan.de/app/tritonrmp.jnlp (需要Java运行库)

  • 点击上面链接启动RMP Creator
  • 可能会有一个未签名警告。继续运行程序
  • 选择插件"OSM online tile service",和你想用的OSM渲染器(OSM Cycle Map, Mapnik 或 Osmarenderer)
  • 缩放到需要制图的区域
  • 选择需要的等级,最多4个级别
  • 点击执行转换 "Execute conversion"... 然后等待几分或几秒钟(取决于选择区域大小)后,就可在你的PC上得到需要的地图了。
  • 将其拷贝到你的Triton SD卡上,就可以出发了! (Triton 200 and 300用户可以通过Vantage Point传输数据)

用Mobile Atlas Creator,从OSM拼接图块生成光栅地图

用Java开发,可以在Windows, Mac, and Linux下使用,Mobile Atlas Creator (MOBAC)版权使用GPL许可协议,可以使用Mapnik, Osmarenderer, OpenCycleMap, OpenPisteMap等,生成地图。

http://mobac.dnsalias.org/index.html (需要Java运行库)



概括说就是: "自定义地图通过加载位形文件(shp)到MobileMapperOffice,产生imi文件,并将imi文件通过MMOconvertor转换为Explorist的格式,imi文件加载到GPS设备(或Mapsend Lite)上作为细节地图"

如果你已经下载了(OpenStreetMap) Shapefiles (unconfirmed),可以跳过步骤1


Unit reviews

Magellan 320

An old-ish model, a big player in its day. You can find these cheaply second hand, or maybe as gifts. Large black & white display plots your tracks and POI. Its big, gets a decent signal lock.

Memory is small, something like 500 POI or 1 kB of track points. Battery life is short, you definitely want to get some rechargeable AA. Data transfer is via a serial cable interface, so I had to buy a Serial-USB adapter cable as well. gpsbabel understands the Magellan format, but not completely — time stamps are often missing from transfers, so I need to post-process.

My more enthusiastic review from last year

In summary, if you find this in an old drawer, go for it. Otherwise, buy something else.

Rummy notes:

I have a similar time stamp problem with gpsbabel and my old Magellan 315 — the problem turned out for the most part to be enabling debug output while downloading. Even without debug on the the dates are wrong (on my 315) typically somewhere in 1999, though the time seems OK.
Another item to watch when downloading is the Datum. The trackpoints downloaded from the Magellan unit are in the datum used when recording, and are not converted to WGS84 (the OSM standard). For this reason I have my unit set to use WGS84 as the primary datum and OSGB as the secondary datum.

Magellan eXplorist 100

Interface: None — no way to get data in and out.

Display: monochrome

Magellan eXplorist 210

Interface: USB

Display: monochrome

Memory: 22 MB internal, not extensible.

Recording: 150 tracks, each containing up to 2,000 points, minimum distance 10 m

2 AA batteries, 18 hours. Retail price approx. €275


  • Mine was a real bargain
  • Included USB cable (important, because it looks quite exotic)


  • Loading time when manipulating tracklogs
  • Options for tracklogs are well hidden and not wholly satisfying


  • When using GPSBabel to convert tracklogs, don't bother to convert to Mapsend first.

Magellan eXplorist 400

Interface: USB

Display: monochrome

Memory: 6 MB internal + SD-Card

Magellan eXplorist 500

Interface: USB

Display: color

Memory: 6 MB internal + SD-Card

Magellan eXplorist 500 LE

Interface: USB

Display: color

Memory: 6 MB internal + SD-Card

Very poor battery life (4hrs), especially considering the LE unit requires you to use 3 AAA batteries. Also you can't turn the screen off while you are using the GPS, so the LCD is always draining power even if you aren't looking at it. Software is buggy, and changing the batteries in the wrong order will lead to the memory getting erased. Also if you are not on windows, the USB drive mode is very buggy at best. It basically is not Mac compatible. GPS reciever is not nearly as good as the one in Garmin Oregon 450. I don't think there is a way to load OSM maps.

Good display, compact size.

Magellan eXplorist 600

Interface: USB

Display: color

Memory: 6 MB internal + SD-Card

Magellan eXplorist XL

Interface: USB

Display: color

Memory: 30 MB internal + SD-Card

Magellan SporTrak Pro

Interface: serial cable

Display: monochrome

Memory: 3000 Trackpoints

The Memory, 3000 Points means 30 km in 10 m distance, which I use for mapping with bicycle. It starts to delete from the beginning without notification, so you have to watch the driven distance by yourself. Setting it to 50 m gives you about 200 km, which is acceptable for mapping by automobile. What I'm missing is the ability to set points every second or so. Be careful if the device shows "Empty Batteries": Two minutes later, when the device switches off, you will lose your track. So, switch off, change batteries and switch back again.

It can show maps, probably at some point in time OSM maps. For now, you can see the track you have driven on the map of the device and find streets that you want to map. It finds its position very fast, and does not use it while driving. Batteries (2×AA) last for about 20 hours.

Magellan Triton Range

The Magellan Triton Range looks like it has potential. Details seem to be lacking a bit at the moment, but, as an example, the Triton 2000 is supposed to have the following features: 2.7-inch colour touch screen, 2 megapixel camera with location tagging of photos, voice recorder allowing audio to be attached to waypoints, SD card, 3-axis electronic compass, barometer, and SiRFstarIII. That seems to be a pretty good mix of features, if it has some decent tracking options to go with them and generally good performance, this could rival the new Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx.

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