Frequently asked questions
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Please read this before submitting questionsQ: What are the maps usage restrictions? Can I modify the downloaded maps?
A: Uploading their maps, authors agree that maps will be free to personal use and free to modify for personal purposes. Authors may decide to allow some other uses and/or allow to redistribute modified maps under certain conditions.
Q: What are the advantages of the online compiler? Is it better than freeware/shareware cGPSMapper?
A: In addition to all features of freeware version, online compiler supports all features available in registered shareware version (city and POI indexing, additional city information: country and region, additional POI information: country, region, city and description), some features of the standard version (direct support for ESRI format, irregular map bounds, not limited city and POI indexing, full POI address and additional description), some features of the professional edition (building numbering, searching for address, searching for intersection) and even routing (with some limitations).
Q: I have successfuly uploaded my ZIP archive with build.mp source file (taking care of case) as you require. Where do I find a compiled IMG file?
A: You should instantly find your map among recently uploaded maps and among your maps (on a list accessible through your account administration). Current source is available right after upload, after a hour or two a compiled IMG file should be available. If a build log appears alone instead, check it to find what has gone wrong. When compilation was performed, your source is backed up and available as build source. You can reupload a new source at any time you wish.
Q: I did not find an answer for my problem here and MapCenter does not behave as expected (or it does not work). Where to submit my problem?
A: If it didn't work yesterday, please recheck if your problem still exists - MapCenter is updated as soon as bugs are found and we manage to fix it. If your problem persists and it seems that MapCenter webservice fails (you cannot login, added maps do not appear, no compilation is launched for a whole day, you cannot download a file, etc.), contact Azzie. If compilation is launched, but compiler fails (log file ends in unexpected way, you doublechecked your source against the error that still pops up, etc.) write to Stanisław. You can also look for general help concerning maps authoring by joining a specialized Yahoo Group.
Q: How could I support your efforts? I want to help!
A: We run MapCenter in our spare time and we do not expect any money for doing what we do here. But the service grows, sometimes some hardware gets broken and we have to add or replace some stuff. If you want to help keep MapCenter running, please consider donating some ammount of money by clicking the icon in the footer below. It will be spent on hardware necessary to run MapCenter.