[OSM-talk] Newbie question
Joerg Ostertag (OSM Munich/Germany)
openstreetmap at ostertag.name
Mon Jan 22 08:54:18 GMT 2007
On Monday 22 January 2007 09:16, Nicola Ranaldo wrote:
> On Monday 22 January 2007 01:47, Robert Copelan wrote:
> > However I seem to have missed one key point about
> > getting started. I created a GPX file from my GPS
> > data and uploaded it. In both the online editor and
> > JOSM I don't seem to be able to connect the track
> > points. Is it correct that I have to insert a node at
> > each track point? WOuld have thought that it was
> > possible to use the exact GPS track without having to
> > manually insert nodes.
> Hello Robert,
> you may process your gpx with gpsbabel to reduce the number of points, and
> use it to create an osm data layer automagically. Howewer this is
> discouraged when your gpx overlaps an already mapped area, as you may
> duplicate ways, nodes etc.
This is the reason I wrote osmfilter (which in parts also uses gpsbabel). It
also checks against already existing osm-segments and cuts out these from
your newly osm-suggestions. So the chances of duplicates are far less.
Jörg (Germany, Munich)
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