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I suppose we have all used the new "notes" feature either to clear up something or to point out to other contributors that something is "probably" wrong and should be surveyed. Up to now I have only added notes and not solved any other issues.
Well, today, I decided to do my little bit and try to solve a few "notes", but I could not: Why?
My equipment comprises a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx for locating, tracking and noting waypoints of OSM pertinent POIs. I have a Samsung Galaxy installed with OSMAnd+, which I use for viewing OSM Data, dictation and picture taking. Nothing out of the ordinary then, you all have similar equipment.
So my first thought was to transfer the notes (coordinates and text) in text form to the Galaxy: I could not find a methode so I gave that up.
Ok, no problem, I thought. I'll make a text list on paper, i.e. download the coordinates and notes in text form and then enter the coordinates into the Garmin manually: I could not find a methode so I gave that up.
The only methode that I can think of is to write the coordinates and notes manually to a piece of paper. In my case that would have been about 20 notes. I would then have to enter the coordinates of the first "note" into the Garmin and navigate to these said coordinates, solve note 1 and repeat for note 2,3,4.......20.
Needless to say I did not start. I gave up!
Now some of you out there may have a good idea of how to do it. I can't program so I am looking for a simple solution: i.e. Create waypoints for the Garmin which can be tranferred either using MapSource or EasyGPS. I could then sequentially navigate to each "note", solve the issue by reading the "note" text from a piece of paper or on my Galaxy:
Anybody got any ideas! How do you go about/solve "note"-problems?
If you have not seen it yet:
to see what is possible in three dimensions!
I have just been playing with OSMI http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=geometry&lon=-3.82453&lat=37.78468&zoom=17&overlays=self_intersection_ways,self_intersection_points
This mapper declared the brewery to be leisure=park. I changed it to landuse=industrial.
Is liesure=park more right than landuse=industrial?
For those of you that are not aware of the OSM Inspector Redaction Bot, have a look here: http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/ and switch to: view: redaction bot
It will help you resurvey your area of interest.
I am presently in Cyprus mapping the E4 Cross-European Rambling Route. Unfortunately my Notebook was defect on arrival so I cannot transfer my tracks to Mapsource and hence to OSM. In addition I did not bring my GPSmap 60CSx documentation with me. So here my request for advice.
The GPSmap 60CSx Track Log is about 90% full.
If I Save this Track Log to the micro-SD, will I be able to retrieve it later and transfer it to Mapsource with no negative effect. I ask for this advice as I have never done it before and I do not want to lose the tracks before adding the data to the OSM databank.
I'll be greatefull for any advice and greetings from sunny Cyprus.
The German magazine ComputerBild has published a 4 full page article about OSM.
ComputerBild, ein Deutsche Zeitschrift hat ein 4-Seitige Bericht über OSM gebracht. Vielleicht wird dadurch ein paar Mapper mehr sich melden.
The Barragem de Alqueva/Embalse de Alqueva (Relation Number 1.464.895):
With a surface of 250 km2, a lakeside of 1.200 km (about 1.000 km on Portuguese territory, the rest in Spain) and a length of about 85 km the "Barragem de Alqueva" is today the biggest artificial lake in Europe.
It would have been impossible to map this object without the help of aerial imagery in the detail that BING gives us. The only other way to have mapped this for OSM would have been by using official data from some other source. It took 4 months to complete.
I do not know how many nodes and ways (and islets) it contains, as I cannot download it in JOSM as a single entity as it is too large. I think I mapped about 100-200 islets and over 10.000 nodes but it is just a guess.
View it in OSM:
Website in Portugies, German, English
Once again this winter, I travelled to the Algarve to escape our ghastly north European weather.
Last year I mapped a small area west of Albufeira very extensively. It was white space before, just as it is in the most parts of Portugal.
This year I found that the Portuguese have a Trans Algarve rambling route starting at Alcoutim on the border with Spain and ending at Cape St. Vincent on the Atlantic coast. I stumbled on it by chance so I checked in OSM and one OSMer had surveyed a very small stretch of it in the Monchique mountain area.
In the limited time available, I managed to survey only about 70km (total length is about 260km)but I had to walk 140km to achieve this as we only had one car to do the job.
The route is beautiful but cannot be too well known as we met only one managed group of 14 Swiss walkers and about 4 other couples during the whole of our 15 days.
The Via Algarviana (Route GR13) is/will be an extension of the European rambling network.
Now it would be nice if some of the OSM users who also like rambling would continue with the mapping of this Portuguese national rambling route. I just do not know if I will be able to do so at my age.
The relation number is 1516318
and can be seen using the OSM Relation Analyser
The official site is at:
so if you have not yet planned you vacation: Go to Portugal and have fun.
Words of caution:
It is too hot in Summer.
You have to wade through some small streams so take trekking sandals and boots.
Refreshment underway is almost non-existent.
I have been rambling along this route for 2 days now and would like to add a OSM relation to map this wonderful route.
What I don't know is: Is/Are part(s) already mapped and does a relation number already exist which I should add to.
I don't know how to search the relation data base for a "RELATION-NAME"
It would seem to me that a name related search should be possible:
i.e. Seach for "El Camino de Santiago" (Jakobsweg in German)(Way_of_St._James in English)
Anyone who does not know about this facility/service should link to
I want to create a website to record my rambling groups' routes.
Linking into OSM is easy but I have yet to find a way to overlay our track onto the OSM map. It would be even better if I could use Bing in this endeavour.
Has anyone done this already? If so please let me know.
ps I am not an experienced java man. It should be kept simple.
First of this Bing imagery is great even if outdated!
Second, but more importantly, thanks to all the OSM experts for making it so easy to use.
However, can anyone tell me why many tiles are missing and replaced by an icon; Camera in circle with a diagonal line!
Example: My small town of Rheinbach in Germany. North Rheinbach has Bing imagery, south Rheinbach doesn’t.
N 50.6247 E 6.95
I have been away 2 months and I seem to have missed
the news of Bing Imagery. Wher can I find further information?
What do I need to use it in JOSM?
Beim laden von JOSM kriege ich folgenden Meldung:
Warnung: Eigenschaft "proxy.policy" nicht gefunden
Proxy wird nicht verwendet
Batch-file sieht so aus:
java -jar -Xmx512M "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\david\desktop\osm\josm-new.jar"
Was ist falsch?
Danke in voraus
Can someone tell me where I can find instructions on how to use this tool?
Thank you in advance
Wie wird ein Ortseingang/-ausgang von Hamlets in OSM eingegeben.
Das sind die Gelbe Schrift auf grünen Hintergrund.
Danke in Vorraus
I have bought a MP3 player with a recording function.
Creative ZEN has a time stamp so it should work.
Using my tracker (Garmin GPSmap 65CSx) I tracked part of the local park and used the ZEN to make verbal notes.
Everything seemed to be going well.
The audio recording (*.wav) was played back using 4 different standard programs
(RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, Nero Media Player, and QuickTime Player.
The playback was OK.
However, when using JOSM (after the track was loaded and the OSM data downloaded)
I loaded the *.wav file and the little speech icons were distributed along the recorded track as expected.
However, when I tried to open the *.wav I received the following message in German
"Aus der Eingabedatei konnten keine Audiodaten gelesen werden"
"No audio data could be read from the input file"
Has anyone any idea what I am doing wrong!!!
I would like to take voice notes using a recorder.
These recordings would then use JOSM playback facility.
I have no idea what to purchase as I have never used
such a device.
Obviously the device must be compatible with my computer!
It must have a USB interface.
It should have a time stamp down to seconds.
As I would like to use it while bicycling and mapping
it should be usuable with the use of my hands.
Ideally it take simple pictures as well. (I use my camera at the moment)
Thanks for your help
Can anyone tell me how I should enter:
dcp (in Limassol)
I am a newbie.
I am using a Garmin GPSCSx for track collection. No problems there.
What I would like to do is to transfer OSM Maps to my Garmin so that I can see what
data needs to be collected without referring to the OSM internet data.
Question: Can it be done and if so how???
dcp in germany