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Harald_Kraft

Shapefiles for ROTW GPS

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Hi!Yesterday I downloaded the ROTW-PA28 with GPS. Congratulations. The moving Map is really a gem.But it would be nice to have have streets, rivers and roads for Europe (and in my case especially Austria). My idea is to convert shapefiles into the needed ROTW-.dat files. (maybe convert them first with terrashape into Autocad .dxf, which is a plain readable text format and from .dxf into the needed ROTW-Format.)So my Question is: is anybody working on a tool like this ?Harald

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Hi Harald,If you've got plain txt databases I can prepare dat file for our gps : let me know by sending a email. Laurent (rotw)PS : for the rivers I've got yet the tool ...

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Hi LaurentThank you for you offer.Which file do you need for austrian rivers ?This was just an idea. You can convert every shapefile with Terrashape into Autocad DXF-Files, which are plain textfiles.So befor starting to write such a program myself (maybe in Phyton) I just wanted to know, if somebody has or is already developing such a tool. With such a tool it would be easy for everybody to create the data for his area based on the free Digital Chart of the World Shapefiles.Harald

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Harald,I placed in the tutorial file (avsim library) the way to prepare rivers dat files (and the tools).Making roads it's just the same : you can even try it by now !Just call your data road file as rivers.dat and you can have it displayed in the rotw_230 and the next rotw_350.Just keep the rules for the dat file as shown in the tutorial file.Best regardsLaurent(rotw)

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Laurent,thank you. I somehow forgot about your tutorial.So i think i know my next project:To convert shapefiles via dxf into WDBII.DAT files to have more accurate rivers and maybe roads and railways for your wonderful GPSHarald

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Hey, this sounds great !If you need help when you've got yours WDBII.dat file prepared, just send me an email : I can prepare whatever converter you need ...Laurent (rotw)

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Hey, this sounds great !If you need help when you've got yours WDBII.dat file prepared, just send me an email : I can prepare whatever converter you need ...Laurent (rotw)

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Harald,It probably wouldn't be too much trouble to add the conversion to TerraShape.That would save the additional steps.I'll get the tutorial and have a looksee.Colin

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