[OSM-talk] Tracklog upload directly from PDA
nickblack1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 11:17:03 BST 2007
On 4/18/07, J.D. Schmidt <jdsmobile at gmail.com> wrote:
> Lars Aronsson skrev:
> This should
> > mean I can shortcut my local host computer. Should I try to run
> > Gpsbabel on the PDA, or should the OSM website be modified to
> > accept raw NMEA files by running Gpsbabel on the webserver?
> +1 on YOU running Gpsbabel. GPX is more structured, and even more human
> readable than a raw NMEA log.
True. We were talking about NMEA in Essen. Someone pointed out that the
DOP values that NMEA records could potentially let you do quite cool things
if you aggregate enough information. For example you could begin to derive
3D building outlines based on the visibiltiy of different satellites. This
excites me and makes me want to collect NMEA. But this is openstreetmap,
not open building outlines, so maybe its for a whole other project?
There is IMHO no advantage for OSM, to accept raw NMEA logs.
> OSM accepts the de facto standard interchange format, GPX, for trackfiles.
> There even exists several websites where you can upload your NMEA log,
> and they will convert the file and let you download a GPX file. Adam
> Schneider's gpsvisualizer ( http://www.gpsvisualizer.com ) website is
> well worth bookmarking in its own right, and the online converter
> facilities are just what you want for your situation. AND it's usuable
> on mobile devices. I utilize it often with my Symbian based S-E P990i
> J.D. "Dutch" Schmidt
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