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commit a88e0d3f09d9cbadcb0799c96d560e64114755bc
Author: Bas Couwenberg <>
Date:   Fri Jan 9 22:22:10 2015 +0100

    Extend description in splitter man page.
 debian/man/mkgmap-splitter.1.xml | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/debian/man/mkgmap-splitter.1.xml b/debian/man/mkgmap-splitter.1.xml
index 9e3e671..c514a4e 100644
--- a/debian/man/mkgmap-splitter.1.xml
+++ b/debian/man/mkgmap-splitter.1.xml
@@ -27,6 +27,14 @@
       <command>mkgmap-splitter</command> splits an .osm file that contains
       large well mapped regions into a number of smaller tiles, to fit within
       the maximum size used for the Garmin maps format.
+      There are at least two stages of processing required.
+      The first stage is to calculate what area each tile should cover,
+      based on the distribution of nodes.
+      The second stage writes out the nodes, ways and relations from the
+      original .osm file into separate smaller .osm files, one for each area
+      that was calculated in stage one.
+      With option <option>--keep-complete=true</option>, two additional stages
+      are used to avoid broken ways and polygons. 
       The two most important features are:

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