From: Alex Mottram <mismgr@to...> - 2002-10-11 22:04:46
>Ray provided a sample file. Ozi changed the file format without changing
>either the version number or the doc. So I just made the code ignore the
>new six fields for now. I asked him to ask Ozi for doc but even if we don't
>get it, that's OK.
I can't even find a new version of ozi beyond the one I wrote the spec
around (you mean the spec was in the help somewhere?!?!?! I generally
don't read 'help'). They *do* have the layout for the routes in there
Admittedly, I don't use oziexplorer. I checked it out, as well as
oziexplorerCE. Seems I don't much care for making my own detail maps
and paying relatively big bucks for the privilege.. :(
The whine and scream line was put in there mainly to flag data that
would confuse ozi.c while parsing data (embedded commas, which I now
know breaks the ozi spec). As it's fixed-width CSV, it could very
well be pulled out and the data could be chunked out of the lines
with disregard for anything it doesn't know (or need for that matter.
(pointer direction? come on!)
I'm glad to see someone using it. :)
From: Robert Lipe <robertlipe@us...> - 2002-10-12 03:39:57
> The whine and scream line was put in there mainly to flag data that
> would confuse ozi.c while parsing data (embedded commas, which I now
Fixed length, comma delimited. Sheesh...
Still, at the advice of the Ozi developer, I've removed the warning and
will just let it silently ignore the extra fields. Leaving them out on
a write is allegedly fine, too.
From: Robert Lipe <robertlipe@us...> - 2002-10-18 04:28:52
> > while I was staring at it. It seems like there's some other format we
> > have that represent unknown altitude with a magic constant but I can't
> > seem to find it to fix it in the same way...
> That'd be Cetus. An elevation of -1e8 signifies "unknown."
I won't get to it before I leave town for the weekend, but if you'd like
to code up brackets for this catching -1e8 into unknown_alt on the way
in and out, I'll apply them on my return.
I'm guessing the reference files are "wrong" in this regard, so they'll
need fixing, too...