Background Map File Size Limit?

Jim Frame

Active Member
#1
Is there a I'm in the process of creating background maps for areas in which I often work, and am wondering if there's a practical working limit to the SQLite file size. Do files over a certain size bog down the application response?
 

Jim Frame

Active Member
#4
When I tried to load the background maps I created, I followed the instructions in the document Getting Background Maps onto the Triumph-LS dated 03/10/15. This document may be out of date, as I was unable to load the maps. The instruction say to put the SQLite files on the LS SD card in \VS Data\BackgroundMaps, which I did:

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However, when I tried to add the background to an existing project, I was only offered the following options:

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When transferring files over a USB cable, I ran into the same "drive needs repair" messages I've encountered lately using thumb drives. I had to reboot the LS in order to get it to see the SQLite files I loaded when using the native Browsing Files function.
 

Adam

Well-Known Member
5PLS
#5
Are you using Windows OS on the LS. The VS data folder is for Windows. You will need to create a background map folder if your using linux
 
#8
Jim,

I use background maps all the time. I put whole counties in 1 map, but Ky has 120 counties and some are too big. I had to do a north and south or a east and west section of those counties.

I'll look and see what the file sizes are that I have. They can be big and they are soo helpful.

I'm using a free software that has the aerial overlaid with contours. I absolutely love it. I had neen trying to do this for years with other brands and JAVAD finally came through.

I'll get back to you.
 
#9
I'm using mobile atlas creator 2.0.1

I'll get back on file sizes.

So. You select new atlas. Right click and give it a name. Go to selections (i uss polygonal and make sure its rams sqlite format]
Click add selection and let it work.

Files go to atlases folder.

One of my aize files is 30 mb

They go in the sd card. I don't have my ls handy but Mathew Sibole knows where to put them. It changed when we went yo Linux.

Hope this helps.

Clay
 
#11
I put mine in SD Card/jdata/BackgroundMaps/. I made it a favorite folder and when I select it from the favorites list it shows the path as media/sdcard/part1/jdata/BackgroundMaps/. The two paths seem to be the same place.
 

Jim Frame

Active Member
#13
Shawn's link and John's post above hit the mark. I was able to copy the files over to a new folder BackgroundMaps and then they became available for selection.

Thanks!