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  • OziMaptoKMZ - Convert OziExplorer maps to Garmin custom maps

    EDIT 2010-10-06

    OziMapToKMZ is no more developed and I am not author of the tool. There are other free tools, which reached higher level of functionality. Use MAPC2MAPC instead. May be my animated guide will help you:
    http://info.gpsteam.eu/index.php/nav...in-custom-maps
    You can discuss MAPC2MAPC in this thread: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=3659
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    Original post:

    I would like to introduce here the new free tool OziMapToKMZ. It was developed by KlaMa, based on discussions from Slovak forum www.gpsforum.sk. The last versions are multilanguage.

    Features:
    - Creates KMZ from OziExplorer maps, which have bitmap in JPG, PNG or BMP format.
    - Bitmap is converted to JPG before inserting it into KMZ
    - Splits the source bitmap to tiles. Number of tiles (rows and columns) can be adjusted and tile size is displayed.
    - Allows to store the whole map in one JPG too.
    - Multilangual interface. Translation to English and Czech languages is already included. For many other languages tool offers button [Google Translate].
    - The source OziExplorer map should be oriented to north. Map rotation is not supported. If your map requires rotation, please use the free tool Map Merge for OziExplorer, load your map in it and save a rectangular selection. Then convert the resulting OZFX3 file to PNG using free DeMapper. Finally, substitute OZFX3 file with the converted PNG in the 3rd line of MAP file.
    EDIT: Alternatively, you can use free MapEdit++ for such rotation: https://forums.garmin.com/showpost.p...2&postcount=21
    - JPG compression quality is adjustable
    - JPG tiles are stored to KMZ without zip compression, as recommended by TRAILTECH

    Download link: http://mozigo.zubor.net/uploaded/Ozi...mz_uni_lng.ZIP

    Please try it and let us know your experiences and suggestions. I will communicate them with author.

    Planned to be available today evening:
    - Adjustment of DrawOrder
    - Adjustmnet of opacity (currently shown in Google Earth only)
    Attached Files
    Last edited by -BOGI-; 10-06-2010, 07:00 AM.

  • #2
    Hi Bogi,

    looks promising ;-)

    First tests are ok
    but one problem: Tiles with western longitudes are not calibrated correctly in the kml

    I did no test with my Dakota20 yet but I would suggest to name the kml calibration file as "doc.kml"

    Regards
    Anton

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MACNETZ View Post
      Tiles with western longitudes are not calibrated correctly in the kml
      Anton
      Thanks for feedback! We really didn't try western longitudes. I will tell it to KlaMa.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MACNETZ View Post
        Hi Bogi,
        I did no test with my Dakota20 yet but I would suggest to name the kml calibration file as "doc.kml"
        Sorry MACNETZ, I didn't understand ... KML file, which is part of any generated KMZ file, is always named as doc.kml.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MACNETZ View Post
          Hi Bogi,
          but one problem: Tiles with western longitudes are not calibrated correctly in the kml
          Should be already corrected.

          -1.0.0.8 Update
          - corrected bug when using west and south coordinates
          - added possibility to adjust DrawOrder
          - added possibility to adjust Opacity (can be seen in Google Earth only)
          http://mozigo.zubor.net/uploaded/Ozi...mz_uni_lng.zip
          Last edited by -BOGI-; 10-15-2009, 12:08 PM.

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          • #6
            When I tried this new version, it calculates the east coordinates incorrectly.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by -BOGI- View Post
              Sorry MACNETZ, I didn't understand ... KML file, which is part of any generated KMZ file, is always named as doc.kml.
              Hi BOGI,

              yes - in the tiled version the KML is named "doc.kml"
              But I tried the "whole map as GE overlay" button

              btw: West longitudes are correct now.

              Regards
              Anton

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              • #8
                RED90, I cannot confirm that. I just tried it.
                Please attach here your .map file (the bitmap is not necessary).

                The program uses the MMPLL section of the .map file. That section contains coordinates of map corner points.
                Some programs, which generate OziExplorer maps, do not generate MMPLL This section is not necessary to open the map. It is used to search neighbour maps and also for MapMerge tool.
                If you open "Check Map Calibration" in OziExplorer PC and if you save the calibration without any change, the MMPLL section will be regenerated in the .map file. Try it please, maybe it will help.

                An example MMPLL section for map in Slovakia - approx. 48N, 17E
                MMPLL,1, 16.962891,48.283193
                MMPLL,2, 17.270508,48.283193
                MMPLL,3, 17.270508,48.136767
                MMPLL,4, 16.962891,48.136767

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MACNETZ View Post
                  btw: West longitudes are correct now.
                  Not on the map I tested. It displays the correct bounds, but the KMZ tiles are all wrong.

                  edit: MAP file attached.

                  edit2: I don't have Oziexplorer to check the calibration as stated, but the map works fine and correctly in other applications.

                  MMPLL,1,-114.812985, 50.966825
                  MMPLL,2,-114.511099, 50.960754
                  MMPLL,3,-114.522963, 50.737159
                  MMPLL,4,-114.823411, 50.743182
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by RED90; 10-15-2009, 02:41 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MACNETZ View Post
                    Hi BOGI,
                    yes - in the tiled version the KML is named "doc.kml"
                    But I tried the "whole map as GE overlay" button
                    You are correct. I will report it to KlaMa.

                    Originally posted by MACNETZ View Post
                    btw: West longitudes are correct now.
                    Thanks for feedback!

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                    • #11
                      From the created KML.

                      <LatLonAltBox>
                      <north>50.966825000</north>
                      <south>50.737159000</south>
                      <east>-60.000000000</east>
                      <west>-114.823411000</west>
                      </LatLonAltBox>

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RED90 View Post
                        Not on the map I tested. It displays the correct bounds, but the KMZ tiles are all wrong.

                        edit: MAP file attached.
                        You are right. The image is split correctly, the bounds are displayed correctly, but the file doc.kml inside of the generated KMZ contains incorrect values for <east> and <west> for each tile. I will report it to KlaMa. Thank you for testing.

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                        • #13
                          Both issues are corrected in the new version 1.0.0.9:
                          - West/South coordinate bug corrected
                          - For "Whole map as GE overlay" button: The name of KML file in the KMZ archive was changed to doc.kml

                          http://mozigo.zubor.net/uploaded/Ozi...mz_uni_lng.zip

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                          • #14
                            Perfect, thanks.

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                            • #15
                              I believe that there is a problem in the MPLL translation into KMZ
                              In this example:
                              MMPLL,1, -8.707019, 41.377833
                              MMPLL,2, -8.515603, 41.378642
                              MMPLL,3, -8.515050, 41.288537
                              MMPLL,4, -8.706202, 41.287755

                              The program translates the overlay to this


                              Regards
                              José
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