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Finally back mapping....

Posted by Steeley on 5 November 2009 in English (English)

After having my bike stolen, its been a while since I did some mapping. The new one is much better anyway, so am trying to get on it as much as possible in between the rubbish weather we're having.

My first attempt on Monday was rather disappointing though. The GPS data I got was completely wrong and traces showed me travelling through large buildings and rivers...

First GPS trace

Posted by Steeley on 20 August 2009 in English (English)

Bought a Qstarz BT-Q1300 the other day and after an initial struggle getting access to the data in Ubuntu (managed it with BT747), I went out on the bike for half an hour mapping some of my local area.

That data is now on the map and should render in a few hours if all goes well.

Due to the lack of Yahoo mapping coverage in my area, it looks like I'm going to have plenty to do...


Decided to go out again since the rain was holding off. Got an hour in and mapped a few tracks and roads. Mapping tracks is very difficult though. Just off my estate is a large parkland, where mining used to take place many years ago. Should be interesting trying to add the numerous paths that are in there.

Location: Breightmet, Bolton, Greater Manchester, North West England, England, BL2 6GE, United Kingdom