[resolved] OfflineMaps+ - Extract some caches from .dat file ..

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Re: OfflineMaps+ - Extract some caches from .dat file ..

by Psyberia-Support » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks for the tool!

Re: OfflineMaps+ - Extract some caches from .dat file ..

by mzicoll » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:30 pm

not so many answers here in the last years ;)

However, as e.g. OTM does not allow to download too many files at once, the cache saves some time, when re-using the tiles somewhere else...
So, I worked on extracting the cached tiles (IDX and DAT) and hopefully it helps somebody out there.

The code is not checked very well, but for me (AQ v 2.2.5d) it perfectly extracts some PNG on UNIX (Don't worry, should run on other "OS's" as well).
So please accept that this utility and code comes with absolutely no warranty!

Attached is a zip file, containing to jars, one executable, the other just containing the source code.
Some typical calls could be:

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  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  (general help)
  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  AqDatDump (specific help)
  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  AqDatDump OSMOTM.DAT (just list)
  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  AqDatDump -e png OSMOTM.DAT (list and extract)
  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  AqIdxDump (specific help)
  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  AqIdxDump OSMOTM.IDX (just list)
  java -jar /path-to-jar/AqCache.jar  AqIdxDump -e png OSMOTM.IDX (list and extract)
Maybe the IDX stuff does not really help, but if you want to understand the structure and/or extract specific tiles (or on the fly by other applications), you should understand the IDX.

I did not understand all of the bits and bytes in the IDX or DAT file, so the tool might not work always ;/

Give it a try, comments welcome :)
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Re: OfflineMaps+ - Extract some caches from .dat file ..

by Psyberia-Support » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:24 pm

This .dat format is quite complex and no specs are available now.
Why not getting the data directly from where it comes, ie here, where it's simply available as images?

[resolved] OfflineMaps+ - Extract some caches from .dat file ..

by Ramadnio » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:46 pm


i need to find a way to extract some caches from cache file of OfflineMaps that extention .dat file


i downloaded caches of england .. and the cache stored in this path..

how can i extract some caches area from this file "OSMMPQ.DAT" ?

please help