Search Feature does not work on SARTopo offline

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Dan H

31 Dec, 2018 09:07 PM

I have noticed that the search feature does not appear to work in SARTopo offline, making it really difficult to find an initial reference points many times when trying to get to a landmark or road.

Is there anyway to get rudimentary search capabilities working or is there some advisable work-around?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 01 Jan, 2019 12:12 AM

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    You can search by coordinates, but searching by location name requires an internet connection (it will work on sartopo offline if you have internet and your install is synced to an account on sartopo.com).

    I don't have any workarounds I could recommend that would directly integrate with SARTopo Offline.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by caver456 on 02 Jan, 2019 12:19 AM

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    Nevada County SAR has a standalone third-party open-source python (PyQt)
    program that accomplishes some limited offline searching. It's intended to
    pinpoint addresses within our own county during evacuation events or damage
    assessment events, but, you can feed it whatever database of
    names-and-coordinates that you want - I can't swear as to its speed or
    gracefulness with ginormous data. github.com/ncssar/sartopo_address - feel
    free to contact me ([email blocked]) if you have questions - keep in
    mind this is not developed, supported, or maintained by the sartopo/caltopo
    authors.

  3. 3 Posted by Dan H on 03 Jan, 2019 06:09 AM

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    Thanks for responses, let me look into it a bit further.

    For near term, I am thinking perhaps adding bookmarks on the server side with names to GPS cord locations,then maybe I can host the bookmarks file if necessary to other computers. Then longer term it would be nice to have ability to upload like a few 1000 name's of common places with gps coordinates in our county to a local DB or flat file that the SARTopo could search when in offline.

  4. kobe.pole closed this discussion on 06 Jan, 2019 05:24 AM.

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