[OSM-newbies] Beginner in unmapped region - Adelaide, Australia
Iván Sánchez Ortega
ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org
Wed Mar 14 14:33:04 GMT 2007
El Miércoles, 14 de Marzo de 2007 14:20, Paul Schulz escribió:
> [...] I am very keen to map my local area.. which is a new development and
> poorly services by existing road maps.
> The problem that I have now is what to do next.. there doesn't seem to
> be any background image information (I get the "...more OSI coming
> soon." image) if I zoom in too far on the map.
The fact is that *you* have to create the data from which that images are
created - GPS traces aren't automagically converted into maps ;-)
> I have downloaded (compiled/installed) Merkaator, but don't understand
> what the 'Upload / Download' actions are ment to do. (Download gives
> me a map by Betje Wolffstraat, and the one used in the example in the
> Article.. nice, but how do I get started on my own area?)
You have to be aware of the two kinds of data in OSM:
- GPS traces
- OSM data: nodes, segments, ways (ie "streets").
The Download/upload actions refer to the OSM data. In order to "get started",
download the OSM data for your region (may be an empty set of data), work on
it (add nodes/segments/ways), then upload it.
> Is the idea for Merkaator to get the map data for the region I am
> looking at (if so how do I set that?),
I don't know about merkaator (I use JOSM exclusively), but you should be able
to specify the latitude and longitude of the area you want to download.
> load my tracks and then edit the map (using them a a guide?) and then upload
> my changes?
Yeah. You use your GPS traces, your notes, or aerial imaginery to create OSM
data, and upload it.
Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>
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