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Re: Testing ShapeFiles

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  • vk2asy
    Thanks for the explanation Mark, I like you only get brief opportunities to check things out.. I will check you process and see what I find.. Kim
    Message 1 of 29 , Feb 1, 2011
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      Thanks for the explanation Mark, I like you only get brief opportunities to check things out.. I will check you process and see what I find.. Kim
      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "KE6BB" <rv6amark@...> wrote:
      >
      > Kim,
      >
      > I did a couple of things, but unfortunately, since I did them at the same time, I don't know which one really fixed the problem. Here is what I did:
      >
      > 1. With APRSIS32 NOT running, edit the XML file to remove ALL NWS entries, and save the file.
      > 2. Move your Shape Files to a location so that the path to the file is 70 characters or less from (and including) the C:/ through (and including) the shape file name. I don't know if this fixes anything, but that is what I did.
      > 3. Start APRSIS32. At this point, there should not be an NWS filter nor any shape files showing in the Configure>NWS or Configure>NWS Shapes menus.
      > 4. Following Lynn's instructions, select each of the shape file names in the Configure>NWS Shapes menu by clicking the file name and clicking OPEN. It is real easy now that he made that a sticky menu. When the last one has been selected and "Opened", select CANCEL to close that dialog box. For testing, I suggest using the Australian Shape files because there are MANY more of them in a day than US shapes. Ok, now I see that you have a VK call, so you are probably primarily interested in the Australian Shapes.
      > 5. Now go to the Configure>NWS>New Office and put a "*" in there to enable ALL offices for testing.
      > 6. Center your map on Australia, zoom out so you can see the entire country, and wait 10 or 20 minutes. You should start to see brown smudges around some of the weather warning objects...especially thunderstorms. Right now, only some of the fires have shapes associated with them.
      >
      > OK, so that is 6 things!
      >
      > Hope that works for you. I don't really know if doing things in the order noted above (selecting shapes before entering the "Office" name) is the important thing, OR if the length of path to the shape files is the important thing. I just haven't had the time to sort that out. I have done this now on 2 machines (XP and Win 7) and it only seems to work if I follow those steps.
      >
      > Unfortunately, I still have to work for a living, so I only get a short bit of time in the evening and then it is off to bed so I can get up in the morning and go back to work. Hopefully someone will have some time to confirm or debunk the steps above. I plan to spend time on it this weekend, though. If Lynn gets a release out with a test feature, that should help troubleshoot the problems.
      >
      > Good luck.
      >
      > Mark
      > KE6BB
      >
      > --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "vk2asy" <vk2asy@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have latest development version, I can't see Shape files as an option in enables/View Logs!
      > >
      > > I am still trying to wrap my brain around what I see, and would love log file!
      > >
      > > I will keep an eye out if I am looking in the wrong place..
      > >
      > > Kim
      > >
      >
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