OpenStreetMap

OSMAND coming along nicely

Posted by nmixter on 6 December 2012 in English (English)

For those who haven't seen OSMAND recently released version 1.0. Congrats to the developers. Recently added are fields for adding websites and phone numbers for each object. A good start, but it still needs a good way to add addresses. That would make the ap even better

Currently it is a little chunky to add the addr:housenumber or addr:street tags to an item but can be done. To add addresses, you have to scroll down to advanced mode > add tag > then type in the addr field in a window that is only a couple centimeters wide. The good thing is if you type "A" it goes right to the addresses and you can type in the value. If you remember the position, you can select it each time from memory.

I would like to see the address information on the home screen like the new web and phone number fields are. The extra fields would make it scroll, but I view it horizontally anyway to use my keyboard on Motorola Droid for typing in information.

There could be an option to expand or collapse the screen based on people's phone size or for people who don't care about address information. Or there the submit and cancel buttons could be repeated on top of the screen so people wouldn't need to scroll down.

I created a sample screen shot at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/osmand/RwlfOihhe1M. The developers are doing a great job and are open to new ideas. What do you think? Do you use the ap? What could be done to make it better?

Comment from Tric on 6 December 2012 at 10:38

Use OSMPAD for address mapping! Or what would be even better: Incluce OSMPAD into OSMAND.

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Comment from hbogner on 6 December 2012 at 11:42

nmixter I agree with you.

Tric, does OsmPad uplaod address poi direct to OSM or only localy? Point in this is that OsmAnd can create poi directly in OSM, but is complicated to use in current user interface.

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Comment from RichardCorbin on 7 December 2012 at 13:55

KeypadMapper is also good for address mapping. Leaves you with a .osm file, from which you can tweak the position of the nodes in JOSM and then upload.

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