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    psp Map This!::: MSN/Virtual Earth maps support

    More excellent MAP This News - From the release of Deniska`s GPS Map Viewer for the PSP, heres his latest newspost:

    I have updated the scripts section with a new cygwin script, which gets the maps from MSN maps/ Virtual Earth engine (http://local.live.com)

    usage:
    ./getVEmap.sh [latitude] [longitude] [base zoom] [map size]
    example:
    ./getVEmap.sh 40.619442 -73.970926 1 16
    latitude/longitude must be in decimal format
    base zoom: 0-16
    map size: number of 256x256 pix tiles in 1 row
    map size: 16 will create an equivalent of 4096x4096 pixel map at base zoom
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    You'll need to install cygwin (cygwin.com) and Java (JRE) from java.sun.com to run the script.
    Both distributions are free and there are plenty of instructions & tutorials on how to set them up.

    MSN Maps/ Virtual Earth seem to have a better than Google coverage of some areas, for example: Eastern Europe.

    Here is a screenshot of a map for Riga, Latvia, which, according to Google just does not exist :-) :


    Go to http://local.live.com to check the coverage for your area..
    Once you find your map, you can get the GPS coordinates this way:
    1) Center your map on the location you want.
    2) Click on "Share" tab and select "View Permalink"
    3) You'll get something like: _http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=56.945724~24.145804&style=r&lvl=15&scene=1935198&rtp=null~null - The highlighted number are the coordinates that you'll need for the getVEmap.sh script

    Here is the same area mapped my Google and MSN:



    Go to http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.....html#msg20991 for the Downloads for now.

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    Excellent, however is it possible to point us in the right direction on how to get cygwin to work, and a whole tutorial for this. Thanks

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    Go to NEO Flash forum link - it's there...
    You need to register to "see" the file though ;-)

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    thanks, really great add-on for us out of the "google-map".
    you have done an awsome job with this homebrew , and i can find this very helpfull.
    but still i can see some of the main roads but that's it.
    i would like to know is there a way to take maps from other sites who supports better my area.
    i live in israel and there are many great sites for maps. so how do you know if you can take them for personal use.
    thanks alot guys.
    and keep it that way deniska, i admire your work!!!

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    Densika, is that script for getting from Local Live right, is it the CWGWIN (Sp?) which I need to get the map of my local area?


    I can only use as a map viewer atm, as I have no GPS module, please confirm the following :

    Is it the Cygwin tool I need to get maps for my local area, If I do not have the GPS connector for the PSP.


    Thanks, honest not a noob to computing just to the "homebrew psp scene"

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    you have to got cygwin, it's like linux emulator.
    it's for the pc. you download it from cygwin.com.
    after you install it you have a command line. you have to go through directories to the one who has the script 'getVEmap.sh' and then you write:
    './getVEmap.sh [latitude] [longitude] [base zoom] [map size]'
    dont forget to change the [].
    for example like deniska wrote:
    ./getVEmap.sh 40.619442 -73.970926 1 16
    after that it downloads the map and you put it in the psp/game/mapViewer/maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsha100
    thanks, really great add-on for us out of the "google-map".
    you have done an awsome job with this homebrew , and i can find this very helpfull.
    but still i can see some of the main roads but that's it.
    i would like to know is there a way to take maps from other sites who supports better my area.
    i live in israel and there are many great sites for maps. so how do you know if you can take them for personal use.
    thanks alot guys.
    and keep it that way deniska, i admire your work!!!
    In theory, you should be able to use any map, that complies with google API... (check www.mapki.com for details and examples)
    Basically, you'll need to break your map in to 256x256 pixel tiles.. This can be done with Photoshop or scripted with Image Magic... (resulting tiles must be in png format and named accordingly...)
    check getmap.sh and sample maps for the format...

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    Great Apps Deniska!!! Just got my GPS Receiver ready and its working like a charm!!! Really like your Apps and Ports!! Now all I need to do is get Hybrid Maps but im too lazy to set up cygwin for thar hehe!!

    Anyways good work on Map This!!

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    where is "getVEmap.sh" available for download?

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    and what do you think about this map http://www.us.map24.com/

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