Newbie to be here, I like cycle, how could I do more? I cycle outside Shanghai several times a year, and my iPhone can record the GPS, is there any value in it?
Comment from Richard on 9 October 2012 at 06:57
Definitely value. Use a GPS tracking app, then upload your tracks to openstreetmap.org. Then use an OpenStreetMap editor to trace over the tracks and draw in any roads or trails that are missing.
Comment from Sanderd17 on 9 October 2012 at 07:39
Definately export your tracks to GPX, and upload them to OpenStreetMap: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/whison/traces
But the most important thing is to remember interesting stuff while you drive by:
* how is this street called,
* there is a pub at that corner
* A bakery over there
And when you get home, you can place those on the map.
Comment from Vincent de Phily on 9 October 2012 at 10:29
And the best way to remember those details is to take a photo :) See also http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners'_guide