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Posted by c2r on 14 June 2009 in English (English)

I travel around a lot for a living and at the moment have to compare roads on paid for maps, against the OSM data and then plan a route in advance to take me along roads that don't yet exist in OSM so that I can record the trails...

This is a bit time consuming and relies on me knowing in advance where I'm travelling to during the day.

Has anyone got any idea if/how I can export large areas of OSM at different scales to OZI Explorer georeferenced tiff/jpg files so that if I am travelling in unfamiliar areas, I can map easily and explore areas which aren't yet mapped, to collect data on trails and then import back into OSM?

Regards
Chris

Comment from Rhubarb on 15 June 2009 at 03:11

Hi Chris,

I haven't used Ozi Explorer before, but if I've read their website right, it looks like it can import garmin IMG maps:-
http://www.oziexplorer3.com/img2ozf/img2ozf.html

If this is the case, then you can grab openstreetmap maps that have been kindly converted into garmin IMG format here:-
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Download

Then using img2ozf you should be able to convert that into a map that Ozi Explorer can understand.

If you're using a laptop / pocket pc there may well be other alternatives that you could use to Ozi Explorer if this doesn't work.

-Rhubarb

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Comment from cantece on 15 June 2009 at 07:03

Hello,
I'm using the software www.glopus.de (it's in german). It can use vector maps (*.IMG and *.OSM) and raster maps. Very good to plan the travels for mapping.
Regards,
C.

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Comment from StefanB on 15 June 2009 at 08:33

btw, img2ozf turns images (.map calibration file of a .jpg image) and not Garmin's img files into ozi's proprietary format (.ozf3)

Štefan

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Comment from c2r on 17 June 2009 at 05:56

Thanks all, I'll have a play with that... .map and .jpg are better for me than ozf3 anyway (o:

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Comment from Rikki on 15 August 2009 at 06:26

I use OSMTileDownloader to create OziExplorer maps from OSM data.

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