OpenStreetMap

A New Journey

Posted by TA777 on 4 August 2014 in English (English)

I'm new to OSM, found it by chance when I was looking for a Japan map for travel use.

Google does not allow offline use of Japan map and my phone isn't compatible with the Japanese phone network. The only Garmin map I found was expensive, not worth for a single trip travel. Continuous search brought me to OSM, although the Japan map isn't too comprehensive in it's coverage, it's more than enough for my intended purpose.

Tried to replace my Garmin unit with OSM on my phone for use locally but found it lacking. Decided to contribute back to where I benefited from and so here I am. :?

It's my first attempt at mapping so I'm starting small, labeling missing street names, later will be adding new traces which is yet on OSM. Especially after buying a new phone few months down the road, the current phone will be dedicated to mapping purpose.

Location: Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Comment from TheFive on 4 August 2014 at 12:30

Welcome to OpenStreetMap and happy mapping.

Christoph

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Comment from kucai on 5 August 2014 at 01:09

lai lai lai... checkout forum.openstreetmap.org Malaysia section, drop by for a little chit chat.

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Comment from howdystranger on 7 August 2014 at 01:25

Welcome to the OSM community! I'm not quite sure from your entry whether you found the maps or the software lacking... but if you're looking for an offline mapping app for android I recommend OSMand

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Comment from Hedaja on 8 August 2014 at 16:02

Welcome to OSM you can use OSM maps on your Garmin, too. Check out the wiki page for Garmin: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Garmin The way you started mapping is good. I can recommand JOSM if you want to make bigger edits later. It takes some time to get used to it but its really good and costumizable.

Happy mapping Hedaja

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