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Total numbers of custom symbols limited!!

This is a discussion on Total numbers of custom symbols limited!! within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hello guys, I found out there is a limit of the amount custom symbols when loading them. I don't know ...

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    Total numbers of custom symbols limited!!

    Hello guys,

    I found out there is a limit of the amount custom symbols when loading them. I don't know exactly what the maximum customs symbols can be loaded, but as far as I know it's about 500 symbols. My app was running about 3 days and than it crashes, as it has reached the maximum numbers of loaded custom symbols. I can't find anything about that on www and in MP help.

    The only solution I can come up with is not to show all the pushpins that are too close together, especially when you look from a certain altitude. And when you zoom in, you see more pushpins, but only in the view (so seeing 500 pushpins in a view independently, will actually never occur ). I'd like to share an algorithme with you on how to do that, but I need one information, that's the relationship between the Altitude and the distance in pixels on the map. Something like a Altitude/pixel_on_the_map ratio. I hope somebody can share this wih us.

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    Re: Total numbers of custom symbols limited!!

    Hi guys,

    I just found out that the range of custom symbols is from: 336 to 32766. So another cause why mappoint can't import custom symbols after a cetain amount of symbols is maybe because I use the same name? I had a problem with pushpins in the beginning because I used the same pushpin name. Could that be the same for symbols?

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    Re: Total numbers of custom symbols limited!!

    It does sound like a dubious thing to do!

    The limit of 32,000 sounds about right.
    I've definitely added hundreds in the past.


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    Re: Total numbers of custom symbols limited!!

    the relationship between the Altitude and the distance in pixels on the map. Something like a Altitude/pixel_on_the_map ratio. I hope somebody can share this wih us.
    Given 2 pushpins, each with a Location, you can use LocationToX and LocationToY to get the pixel distance between the 2. Based on that you can decide to draw it or not.

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    Re: Total numbers of custom symbols limited!!

    Wilfried,

    Thank you for the reply, that's actually a good way to find out. Thank you my friend. Peace!

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