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Street number help required

Posted by slashme on 29 October 2009 in English (English)

Hi,

I just wanted to figure out whether I could record street numbers on a stroll through my neighbourhood. I got the data just fine, but JOSM won't run on my system (JWS says I need a higher version of Java) and Potlatch won't take waypoints. I can do this one by hand, but what do you wise owls suggest?


1472.610b Gilford1481.38 GilfordOrlin Manor

etc.

Location: Gallo Manor, Randburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, SAR

Comment from Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason on 29 October 2009 at 16:13

Can't you just upgrade your Java installation? What operating system are you running?

And do you mean Potlatch won't take your GPX track which is exclusively waypoints with no track data?

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Comment from slashme on 29 October 2009 at 16:21

Java 1.4.2-03 running on a rather old linux system... Maybe my rather newly upgraded Ubuntu laptop will do better; I'll try.

Acutally, I tried to upload the GPX file onto traces, and it wouldn't upload at all. The failure email said "Found no good GPX points in the input data".

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Comment from Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason on 29 October 2009 at 16:32

Yes the GPX importer doesn't like those but you can edit them through JOSM. You could hack the track itself so the importer will accept it but I think it's just easier to upgrade Java and use JOSM instead.

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Comment from slashme on 29 October 2009 at 16:37

OK, thanks!

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Comment from !i! on 30 October 2009 at 06:50

I do housenumbers, too. After time I noticed that it is better to write them down and to record a GPX just for uploading. http://walking-papers.org print it out b/w and write housenumbers in colours. Works fine for me :-)

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Comment from slashme on 30 October 2009 at 19:00

thanks, good suggestion. What's your workflow for house-numbers? Is it well documented in the wiki?

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Comment from slashme on 30 October 2009 at 20:13

So I updated my system, and now JOSM works. Testing...

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