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House Numbers over 3 years ago

If you mean addresses being shown on your Garmin, this can only be achieved if the addresses are attached to a POI ; make sure the POI type is included in your TYP file.

new GPS for me about 4 years ago

Batteries on Etrex should last you between 10 to 15 hrs; just be careful: the rubber ring might come off when it's really hot; it's a great tool; have just changed mine after 3 yrs of almost daily use - screen can get scratched too.

Bicycle=yes; foot=yes over 4 years ago

I agree, sounds like over-zealous tagging; common sense prevails

Change OSM appearance on Garmin Etrex Vista HCx over 4 years ago

There is a Mapnik look alike type created by a Frenchman.
Just be aware, that although it may look 'pretty' on Mapsource you will need to tweak the typ file for your Garmin by discarding some highway borders.

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How to transfer a osm Map onto my GPS ? almost 5 years ago

I had similar problems when I started some time ago;

I take no credit for this but hope it helps.

Fun with asking for directions in Romania almost 5 years ago

sensible answers; I must remember this when asked for directions, next time...

This Site is really sucking almost 5 years ago

Hi Vic

You can also get a quick idea of what it will look like using osmchecker at

Drawing houses almost 5 years ago

Quite impressive; you may want to add names to several residential highways

Got harassed by Ugandan Police for OSM work almost 5 years ago

a sobering experience

A plea for accuracy almost 5 years ago

another bone of contention is 'tracks' without tracktypes...

OpenOrienteeringMap almost 5 years ago

Woods and forests don't seem to be rendered; any reason why not?

Congrats, anyway

obtaining GPS points almost 5 years ago

when exporting an area you are given the minlong/maxlong & minlat/maxlat values to calculate all mousemove coordinates within the box.

A sandbox? almost 5 years ago

you could try osmchecker beta.
access is limited to only a few testers.

Okay almost 5 years ago

you could download the xml of a area and check for the capacity tag.
This shouldn't be a problem and would work quite fast; save the tag's coordinates which are automatically supplied etc.

hiking trail not appearing while another one is about 5 years ago

seems to be working


will not be rendered.
Perhaps close shape and tag amenity:parking

Merge, split, delete, new, argh~! about 5 years ago

Your bridge won't show up

specify highway

Good effort

From Mysore about 5 years ago

Don't be fooled by Keepright spotting all the 'errors' -there seem to be at least 34 unrendered areas ,some of which you may wish to address.
Good luck

Centenario de la Real Sociedad en OSM about 5 years ago

El 'tags cabinas de venta de entradas y las puertas no se reconocen - no se mostrará en Mapnick pero podría aparecer como PDI en Garmin cuando se envían.

(traducido utilizando Babel)

More Tivvy! about 5 years ago

Hi Andy

I like the amenities:bandstand; hope that works.
Tivvy still needs a lot of mapping, especially nrth of the city.

Using relations for landuses and other areas about 5 years ago

FYI area is not linked properly