[Potlatch-dev] GPX time elements
c.stanton at niwa.co.nz
Tue Oct 12 20:25:27 BST 2010
NONE, not a single step, of my GPS file is faked. I walked every inch of that trail from border to border. It is correct and I'm trying to use Potlatch to contribute that data, but it's not been as easy as I hoped. The only part that I have had to modify is the time stamps because Potlatch assumes that a three minute pause is reason to split it in to multiple ways. I'd say that's a very good reason for additional development to Potlatch. That and the conversion of GPX to a way is still a little buggy. The only time I got it the way to appear was to wait for the progress indicator saying something like 'Loading GPX" to complete before clicking the "Edit with Save" button (with convert to way tick-box ticked). Since the progress indicator was behind the edit choices window I assumed it would be ok to press the Edit button right away. But after five or six tries of that all I was getting was the blue GPX line and no red way line to edit. If v1 is no longer in active development, maybe these fixes can be rolled into v2. A better Potlatch for everyone.
On 12/10/2010, at 11:50 AM, Andy Allan wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 9:37 AM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
>> So with that in mind, when mapping a 100 mile-plus trail, you should be
>> doing enough editing work that a handful of breaks here and there in the
>> original trace are of no consequence at all; you should be creating and
>> joining many more times than that. FWIW, I walked and mapped a five-mile
>> section of a long-distance trail yesterday and the result was 12 separate
>> ways (http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/6005321).
> Indeed. It's also worth pointing out that there are multiple parts of
> the Pacific Crest Trail already in OpenStreetMap. In order to improve
> the map further, you need a combination of
> 1) Your own GPS trail
> 2) Other peoples already-uploaded GPS trails
> 3) Aerial Imagery
> 4) Pre-existing OSM data
> ... and use these sources to create multiple, properly attributed (was
> it a path, or a track, or a surfaced road, or a bridge, or a ford etc)
> topologically-connected ways. I don't think auto-converting one
> half-faked-up giant GPS trail is going to be of that much use.
>> (This is probably better suited to newbies@ than the Potlatch development
> I think by now we've established that there's no bug or development
> needed for Potlatch, so yes.
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