DiscoverAus zoom detail

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 10:25
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Back in April 2005, geocacher said the following: "DiscoverAUS + Good map detail. Misunderstood by many users who don't realise detail is restricted to close zoom levels. This can be overcome by editing the config files though and instructions on how to do so are readily available."

Does anyone know exactly how to overcome the detail restriction? I'm interested in modifying the config file so that more detail is displayed at outer zoom levels, but have no idea how to do this. Thanks for the help!

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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 11:11

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 11:11
Hello - do you want to modify zoom levels on PC or on created detailed maps on GPS?

Here are isntructions for modifying zoom levels on PC..from post 20304.

With DAST the different states must be modfied individually ....for WA go to DiscoverAus\Map\Steet_WA directory and modify the [ACLV_INFO] section in map.ini file. Open map.ini with notepad or some other text editor - find the [ACLV_INFO] section shown below. The number after the = sign determines at what zoom level that feature will be displayed - if you put 0 after the = then that feature will always be displayed ie at all zoom levels.

e.g. change this

[ACLV_INFO]
WA_Highways=1 1 1001.000000 0
WA_Major_Roads=1 1 1001.000000 0 WA_Streets=1 1 501.000000 0 WA_Trails_4WD=1 1 501.000000 0 WA_Railroads=1 1 1001.000000 0 WA_Hydro_Polygons=1 1 1001.000000 0
WA_Hydro_Lines=1 1 1001.000000 0 WA_Parks=1 1 1001.000000 0

to this

[ACLV_INFO]
WA_Highways=0 1 1001.000000 0
WA_Major_Roads=0 1 1001.000000 0
WA_Streets=0 1 501.000000 0
WA_Trails_4WD=0 1 501.000000 0
WA_Railroads=1 1 1001.000000 0
WA_Hydro_Polygons=1 1 1001.000000 0
WA_Hydro_Lines=1 1 1001.000000 0 WA_Parks=1 1 1001.000000 0

Keep in mind may take a while to draw as all the streets in cities will be drawn - maybe just try the WA_Trails_4WD first. Do the same to the other state files to get same effect.

If you want instruction on modfying zoom on detailed maps on GPS just ask...different procedure required.

Cheers Greg

IMPORTANT NOTE - to get ALL "outback" tracks to show you must have the Steets and Trails section in [ACLV_INFO] set to 0 ...ie for some reason some of the tracks in the desert are classified as streets!!. This unfortuanetely means all the city streets also are drawn and PC redraw will slow down accordingly.

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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 14:37

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 14:37
Can't believe this has happened. I know I can be a dozy bugger (put it down to stress) but, Christmas before last (2004) I had a clearout of all the junk around my computer, had a lovely Christmas, went away for a holiday, came back and realised I'd thrown the baby out with the bathwater. Yep, I'd chucked my DVD out. Oh well, said I, at least I've got it on hard drive. This Christmas, I come back nice and relaxed after another holiday and find it has been mysteriously wiped from my hard drive. Nobody has had access to my computer which is security passworded anyway. Now I have no explore Aus. Just an empty case. Think I'll stay home next Christmas.
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 14:48

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 14:48
I know I can be a dozy bugger at times (put it down to stress of course) but, Christmas (2004) before last, I thought I'd be a good boy and clear out the layers of junk surrounding my computer. The cook was very impressed and I went off on holidays with my little family feeling like I was top of the class. I return, nice and relaxed only to discover I'd thrown the baby out with the bathwater. Yep, I'd chucked my Explore Aus cd-rom out with all the rubbish. "Oh well, at least i've got it on my hard drive", thought I. Trouble is this Christmas(2005), I return from my customary Christmas camping trip only to find the bloody thing has been mysteriously wiped from my hard drive. Nothing else has gone. Just Discover Aus. Without a trace. Think I'd better stay at home next Christmas.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:32

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:32
aah, the first post did go.
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Reply By: austinrunner - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 03:24

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 03:24
Thanks, Explorer!

I'm actually interested in doing this on both my computer and my Magellan Meridian Gold GPS.
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