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Peugeot 3008 + samsung Galaxy Mini = WIN

Posted by Skippern on 21 October 2011 in English (English)

Last time I was home I spent almost a fortune on a new car, a Peugeot 3008 Griffen, with a full panorama view and complete sun roof.

Just a few days ago I treated myself with a new phone. The new toy is a Samsung Galaxy Mini, complete with Android, built in GPS, 3MPix camera, WiFi, and more.

After installing a few necessary apps I found out it was time for a test drive, and picking up the kids in Kindergarten was just that opertunity.

The first app tested was osmdroid, but that didn't give me anything useful, need to find a better app for navigating with OSM maps, something that can compete with the pre-bundeled Navigation app that uses google maps..... The google map couldn't find my address, but I know that OpenStreetMap will, as I have added that ;)

Next try was osmtracker. Starting the app was easy, and browsing the predefined waypoint tags gave me a good impression that this will be helpfull on my travels, to gather various information such as traffic light signals, speed limits, etc. I needed to play some around to make it save the .gpx but managed in the end.

OsmGpxUploader was than tested to get the track onto OSM, and worked fine, was easy to use. Now next week I'll probably try loading that track in JOSM to evaluate the quality of the track.

I took a few photos with the track during the trip, to see if photo-mapping might be any helpful to me, later I try voice memo and text memo as well, but I guess this sort of experimenting is best done as passenger...

The other day I added the Praia do Morro post office on with Mapzen POI Collector, an app I have used on my iPad earlier, the iPad interface is much easier, but at least the android interface lets me add the POIs. I'll probably edit the information later either with the iPad app or in JOSM.

I am also looking into buying an offroad motorcycle, tracking dirt trails might be my next hobby.

Next on the program will be to buy the upcoming multimedia centre for Peugeot 3008, which will allow me to have an onboard satnav, hope it allows me to gather more tracks (maybe even passive, without starting the nav program), that way we will get a load of new tracks on osm soon. With some luck I will be able to install OSM maps in the car also, but have the feeling it will be some sort of propriary system.

Location: Centro, Guarapari, Microrregião Guarapari, Greater Vitória, Mesorregião Central Espírito-Santense, ES, Brazil

Comment from Sanderd17 on 23 October 2011 at 11:13

If you want an OSM navigation app, try OsmAnd. The +-version also has offline navigation. It's open source, so you can get the +-version for free from google code, or you can buy the +-version on the market.

You can also use it to upload POI directly to OSM, but it's not made for mapping. If you want to map, OsmTracker is the best app I know.

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Comment from jutezak on 28 October 2011 at 19:52

An onboard satnav will be a disappointment is using or adding to OSM is your goal.

I use Navit for driving navigation (when I cannot use Google nav). OsmAnd is more suited to walking, I think.

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Comment from Skippern on 6 November 2011 at 19:49

A dream project is to build my own onboard multimedia center and satnav based on OSM. I have loads of ideas of what to put in, but still not the resources to put the ideas into motion...

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