BLITMAP(9.1) (seki) BLITMAP(9.1) NAME blitmap - map plots and path finding on a jerq SYNOPSIS blitmap [ options ] DESCRIPTION Blitmap displays maps on the jerq terminal. It relies on the mouse to select regions, functions, and to give formats for typed commands. The metropolitan N.Y.-N.J. area is the default map. Blitmap's screen consists of two frames, a large frame for plotting maps and printing messages to the user, and a one-line command frame at the bottom. Blitmap recognizes two commands from the keyboard, to designate a region and to scale or plot a route from one point to another. A command may be typed at any time. Button 3 24072.if 336.sp40u Regions Select which region to plot. Available regions are San Francisco, New York City and North Jersey, Washington, Los Angeles and Ann Arbor. Zoom-in Using button 3 and the box icon, enclose the area desired and blitmap will plot a map of that area cen- tered at the center of the drawn rectangle. Zoom-out Enclose an area with a rectangle and the map shown will be reduced to the rectangle size and the rest of the map filled in. The center will be at the center of the drawn rectangle. Center With button 3 point to new center. The radius will remain the same. Prev. map Blitmap plots the previous frame. To draw map Gives the format of the command the user types to plot a map. To find path Gives the format of the command the user types to find a path. Quit Must be confirmed BLITMAP(9.1) (seki) BLITMAP(9.1) Button 2 Button 2 controls map editing functions. No editing is actually done, but by using the -f option, a file of changes will be written, which may be added to the actual database. Keyboard [-options ...] radius address[,town or zip] Blitmap plots an area with the given radius in miles around the address. path [-options ...] from address to address[,town or zip] A route is outlined on a map and printed directions are given from point to point. Address may be a number and street or an intersection such as, `main and 10th' or `600 Mountain av,new providence.' The options specify the algorithm of the path search and plotting choices. The plotting options may be used with both commands. Path finding options -2 Two ended search (default). -1 One way search. -b Breadth search. -C Cyclists - ignore costs for turns. -F Stop at first route connect with breadth search. -H Hierarchical search.(Give priority to database with major roads.) -G In breadth search, ignore ones whose cost + dist >4/3 total airline distance. -J Use precomputed routes. (Available from 600 mountain av,New Providence.) -V Verbose directions (all intersections given). -W Walkers - no cost for turns and ignore one-way streets. Plotting options -A Print every possible label. -B Print business names. -MIx Forces a detailed street plot for maps whose radius is greater than 10,000 ft. -b Don't print boundaries. -ix Plot only streets with importance >x; x=0 is default. -j Do sketch map only. -l Don't print labels. -r Don't print railroads. -s Don't print streets. -w Don't print waterways. FILES BLITMAP(9.1) (seki) BLITMAP(9.1) /n/seki/usr/rje/BLIT/term/term terminal support program /n/seki/m?/map/* map files BUGS Since the data bases have not been checked and many streets are not connected, some paths may be circuitous. There are no connecting roads from N.J into N.Y or from Middlesex county into Union. The routing programs will churn, trying to find a through street and will not give up. There are no one-way street tags on the streets. Blitmap does not know if it has been reshaped.