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iGuidance 2011 - Building Colour Change
Respond Wayne
Marvin,

Further to the email I just sent you... I'll put it out there for everyone... I recently purchased iGuidance 2011 online and have tried it out on my in car Mobile Tactical Computer... I have found that no matter which colour setting I have it on, all the buildings are a BRIGHT WHITE colour in night mode. For me this is somewhat annoying, especially if you are in a large City with lots of buildings, it makes viewing the street names literally impossible.

So what I am wondering, and at the suggestion of iGuidance... does anyone know how to go in and modify the building colour from BRIGHT WHITE to a less LOUD LOOK AT ME colour?

Ken in Regina
iNav should be able to fix this. In the map file from Navteq, buildings are assigned a particular attibute type; in the case of a building, probably some sort of polygon. The folks at Navteq could care less how anyone decides to display the data they include in the map files. It's the developers at iNav who decide how to display various attibute types, including the colour to use.

It's usually just a table somewhere that tells the display part of the program, "When you see this attribute type, use these display values." Changing the colour attribute for buildings from the graphic value for bright white to something less annoying, like light grey, should be trivial for the iGuidance developers. If it's an external table somewhere, all they need to do is tell you which attribute type is used for buildings, where the matching colour value is in the table and what values you could change it to for a less annoying colour.

...ken...
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Wayne,

Earlier versions of iGuidance didn't show that many buildings (if any), so this is something new.

It used to be possible to change the colors of various map features in earlier versions, but since the buildings is something new, I don't have a ready answer. Let me look into it to see if there is something that can be done.
Marvin Hlavac
Hmm, I just spent 10 minutes experimenting. I can change the color of any and all geographical features on the map of iGuidance for day and also for night, but the method I'm using fails to control the color of buildings. But I'm not giving up. I'll post more later.
Marvin Hlavac
No luck so far, but it's fun again to revisit iGuidance customization. I may not be able to figure this one myself, so I just sent a quick email to the developer. I'll post here as soon as I know more...
Ken in Regina
If earlier versions didn't have many buildings it's possible that they've never added that attribute. It might be defaulting to #FFFFFF (or iGuidance's display equivalent) if it's undefined.

...ken...
Respond Wayne
Thanks for your prompt response guys, iGuidance Customer Service actually directed me to Marvin (whom I already know and have met on a few occasions)... I thought going directly to the company would give me the answer, but the answer from them might take awhile to obtain (from their programming team)... Now I'm new to this whole modding thing, so you will need to walk me through it, once you figure it out.
Respond Wayne
Well I received an email from iGuidance yesterday while I was away in the USA, they sent me a new file to download... When I arrived home I promptly downloaded the new file, transferred it to my USB stick and headed out to the car to install it... I started the program, adjusted the various settings and went out for a little drive...

THANK YOU iGuidance!!! I am no longer blinded by bright white buildings, they are now dark grey, and other areas that use to be an off white colour are now a contrasting black colour (so you can see the definition against the night mode black).
Marvin Hlavac
Yes, Wayne, that's good news! Here's the info from iNav:

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FYI: we now have the version available w/ dark (instead of white) building colors. All new purchase will automatically be sent w/ the newer version. Existing v2011 users who do not like the white building colors may email support@inavcorp.com to get the revised version.
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