OpenStreetMap

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Introducing OpenStreetView 2 months ago

OK, found the latter.

Let's see whether we get the app on F-Droid…

Introducing OpenStreetView 2 months ago

I also just tried to get the app for normal Android, but I can only find it for Google Play devices. As you claim that it is available for Android, can you point me to a download for it?

Even better, could you point me to the source code of the Android app, so I can build it for F-Droid?

Easily create OSM-based apps in Python with OSMAlchemy 2 months ago

Yes, it uses the Python overpass client library. However, the use is completely different. With OSMAlchemy, you do not care about querying the Overpass API, and you do not care about building OverpassQL queries. It is a layer that makes accessing Overpass completely transparent. You simply query your SQLAlchemy database, and everything that cannot be satisfied from the SQL database is queried online, by using an SQL-to-OverpassQL compiler. See the project README for a quick description on how OSMAlchemy operates. At the end, you access the data as though it were available locally inside your SQLAlchemy model, and OSMAlchemy does its best to make this illusion perfect ;).

Making OSM data mor compact over 3 years ago

The argument about editors making it difficult to select a way when sharing nodes is valid.

However, concerning accuracy: Having landuse and the road share nodes and overlapping is probably even more accurate than any other proposal, looking at the inaccuracy of most civil GPS units and aerial imagery. OSM is not created with highly specialized tools that provide measurement in the dimension of a centimetre, so mappers should find a good trade-off between accuracy and practibility.

I have stopped merging nodes, anyway, because editing ways afterwards really is a mess.

Mapping forest trails over 8 years ago

Yes, I think than LivingWithDragons and robx are right, as in Germany, people are allowed to use any path that is not marked as a private path as a fence. And normally, they are allowed to use this path in any way they like, if there are no signs prohibiting access for horses or bikes.

But I wouldn't mark a small path as a bridleway. Generally, I define this by the width of the path - if 3 persons can walk there next to each other in a comfortable way, it's a bridleway. If not, it's a footway.

GPX Import failure over 8 years ago

OK, I tried with the ACTIVE_LOG now - what I didn't know is that if I stop tracking and restart it, I can later download ACTIVE_LOG0 and ACTIVE_LOG1, giving me exactly what I want.

Thanks for the help guys!

GPX Import failure over 8 years ago

I'm using QLandkarte on Linux. I think the point is that I saved the tracks - but I can't download every track to my computer immediately and would like to have a "clean" active log sometimes ....

Guys, you don't make supporting this project easy ...