OpenStreetMap

Location based alerts for FIXMEs or specified objects

Posted by Ogmios on 24 November 2015 in English (English)

I often mark things in OSM with fixme tags to check them later. The sad thing is, I forget about most of them. It would be nice to get a notification when one is in the vicinity of an object with a fixme-tag or any kind of object I'd like to check on.

Is there any Android app which can alert me when I pass an object with a fixme-tag or object of a certain kind (e.g. emergency access points)?

Comment from santamariense on 24 November 2015 at 13:48

You can use http://overpass-turbo.eu/ to generate something like that http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/cU9. Then you can export to GPX, for example, and put it into a OSMAnd App.

I use a version of the map to OSMAnd created by the user http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/naoliv . In the version, fixme-tagged object are seen featured in the navigation map OSMAnd. This version of the map is only for Brazil. But, you can contact the user to know about and make your own map with fixme.

Good luck

Comment from SOSM on 24 November 2015 at 13:48

Sure vespucci can do that (at least for Notes, fixmes, a small set of data issues and OSMOSE errors and there some plans on extending the list) .... get 0.9.7 from https://github.com/MarcusWolschon/osmeditor4android/releases and enable auto download for data and for Notes/Bugs.

And you can fix the issue at the same time.

Comment from Ogmios on 24 November 2015 at 13:52

Thanks to both of you for your comments. Both ways would work but both of them are just workarounds I've already thought about.

I can highligt fixmes in osmand but I'd like to be notified when I'm going throug a city without the intention to map that I'm passing an OSM object which needs to be fixed.

Comment from SOSM on 24 November 2015 at 15:49

Not quite sure why you think the solution with vespucci is a workaround, the relevant service runs in the background so you can just use your phone as is.

Comment from Ogmios on 24 November 2015 at 15:50

@SOSM I'll look into that. Could be part of the solution I'm looking for.

Comment from Super-Map on 25 November 2015 at 10:09

Why don't you use "note" tag anymore, simply?

Comment from Ogmios on 25 November 2015 at 10:16

@Super-Map: how does that solve the problem? For example: I'd like to be notified whenever I pass an emergency access point becaus I'd know most of the positions are off by a few hundred meters and I want to check them. How does a note tag help?

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