[OSM-talk] Waypoints in the GPX files
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Mon May 15 17:06:09 BST 2006
osmeditor2 can already handle upload of waypoints. They become nodes in
OSM. For instance, if you look at the IoW under osmeditor2, you'll see a
load of black dots with strange names like "V36NV38S" which were waypoints
I used to record the footpath numbers, useful possibly for navigation.
Furthermore osmeditor2 will allow you to set the type of a waypoint, which
will be used to tag the resulting node in OSM. Some of the Garmin built-in
types are supported but osmeditor2 will allow you to define other types
e.g. tea shop or communications mast. Again these will be uploaded to OSM
as tagged nodes (e.g. type=teashop or type=mast). In the next osmeditor2
release I am looking to convert the tagging to the new conventions (e.g.
name=Brighstone place=village rather than name=Brighstone type=village)
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