August 18, 2020 at 09:29 #38485
To those who are interested, here are the release notes:
Release notes 2020-08
The melting in the Ant-/Arctic makes the research there ever more important. Their list is updated according to current Wikipedia information, now with the Arctic stations, too.
In doing so, I extended the map coverage for ZL 7 to 10 – see here. The collapse of memory card prices more than compensates for the increase in map sizes
Settlements are based on the 5th of July 2020 OSM database information.
From this data base, hundreds of province capitals have also been added.
For the first time a world map in PNG format is offered; i.e. all information of all zoom levels is rendered in loss free PNG format. That quality comes at a price: nearly 6 GB for ZL 1 to 10. That makes sense (only) for exports or screenshots from high res. devices.
All other world maps up to ZL 10 are compressed to JPEG quality 70 for their highest zoom levels. The regional maps with ZL 11+ are coded with JPEG quality 60.
And the link for convenience:August 27, 2020 at 10:11 #38753
Two wrong links on my file system led to a mix of old and new information in the 202008-V1.0 maps.
That is fixed now and uploaded (the PNG W1-10 map will be available only tomorrow).
Sorry for the inconvenience.September 17, 2020 at 22:28 #39486
There was need for another little update:
– When generating the new coverage images I noticed a line between the Balkans and Patagonia – the consequence of a script error since 2018, that only got apparent with the OSM data from July. While cleaning up I also included oil wells into the maps (from ZL 10 on, as for Solar etc.).
– Some maps are offered in SQLiteDB format, in addition to MBTiles, for apps that cannot work with MBTiles.
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