I download the map of Malta using JOSM. using java -jar mkgmap.jar --route malta.osm then using java -jar mkgmap.jar --route --gmapsupp 63240001.img to get the gmapsupp.img that I added to the Garmin folder of my (Garmin Nuvi 300). When I try to search for an address I don't even get to see the Malta Country Name. I am doing something wrong or is there something wrong in Malta's mapping. What can I do to fix this problem. In my area that I need the addressing is quite detailed.

asked 11 Feb '11, 13:57

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So is their another free software that can do this?

(11 Feb '11, 14:43) Trumbun

Thanks I will try it out, but for address routing on my android device I am using OsmAnd.

(24 Feb '13, 10:23) Trumbun

At this time, until Garmin tells the mkgmap folks what that address format is, or the mkgmap folks successfully reverse engineer it, it's not possible to look up an address. You'll need to either enter it from a point on the map or know it's coordinates in advance, or search for it if it's a POI.

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answered 11 Feb '11, 14:22

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To use Mkgmap to generate maps with address searching, you need to use the --index option.

Some more details on the wiki: Address search options and the Mkgmap site Address index for GPS devices.

Though it may still depend on what Garmin device you are using. It seems this address searching works on some devices, but not others.

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answered 24 Feb '13, 12:35

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Further to Paul Johnson's answer, there is a --road-name-pois option for mkgmap which might help, letting you use Where To->Points of Interest->Spell. It is not terribly useful for the UK and Ireland (imagine searching for "High Street" or "Station Road") but might be an acceptable workaround for Malta and Gozo given the smaller area and the smaller number of duplicate street names.

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