[OZAPRS] Re: New APRS Weather Warning service for Australia

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Fri Nov 21 14:41:48 EST 2008

After consultation with readme_maps I've concluded that the shp files 
can belong in /.../maps or any subdirectory of your liking. I've left 
them in /.../maps which is the same location as world.shp that ships 
with xastir. The prj, shx and dbf files are in /.../maps/Counties. I 
haven't broken anything with this course of action.

What I do find encouraging is that on the displayed map (most of 
northern NSW (zoom of 4000) I see the Darling River in light blue. The 
shire boundaries remain black. I've turned auto-fill off so that the 
shire boundaries appear on top of the underlying topo map. I may have to 
revise that thinking.

Ray vk2tv

Scott Evans wrote:
> Update on Xastir and shape files!
> Hmm... me thinks I was missing something! what I have running (or now 
> I realise not running!) to have the shape file placed in the 
> /usr/local/share/xastir/maps results in the shape files being loaded 
> but no change in their colour when a warning goes out to air!
> As Ray explained if you have the shape files in your maps directory 
> you get a pretty grey map with the counties/municipalities outlined in 
> black, this was the comment I meant when I said I had pretty maps! 
> after copying the file into the countries directory then I don't have 
> any pretty colours either... :( So I then decided to install them onto 
> my note book this has Ui-View32 installed and got it all set up 
> nicely! now I see what I should be seeing in Xastir! but sorry to 
> report that they don' t display as they do in Ui-View... still fidlin'
> I'll report back if I make any further progress...
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