Note taking using a voice recorder: Help required

Posted by dcp on 13 April 2009 in English (English)

Hallo world!
I would like to take voice notes using a recorder.
These recordings would then use JOSM playback facility.
I have no idea what to purchase as I have never used
such a device.
Obviously the device must be compatible with my computer!
It must have a USB interface.
It should have a time stamp down to seconds.
As I would like to use it while bicycling and mapping
it should be usuable with the use of my hands.
Ideally it take simple pictures as well. (I use my camera at the moment)

Thanks for your help


Comment from Socratestravels on 13 April 2009 at 07:57

I don't know. I use yahoo imagery , and I visit places by foot. I don't use any gps or audio recording. Although I sometimes use the camera in my cell phone.
Maybe you can post your message to a mailing list, or the openstreetmap forum at

Comment from wieland on 13 April 2009 at 09:53

I use my pocket PC and OSMtracker to voice record. It shows nice in JOSM.

Comment from wieland on 13 April 2009 at 18:13

OSMtracker is a free program for a pocket pc/smartphone
The voice recordings have a preset timelimit, e.g. 5 seconds.

Comment from CiaránMooney on 14 April 2009 at 08:30

I've used a portable mp3 player as it had a dictophone built it. It worked.... kinda.

Comment from RussNelson on 6 May 2009 at 13:46

I use a Columbus V-900. Here's my review of it:

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