[OSM-talk] timestamps on tracks - why?
Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
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Fri Oct 24 19:17:00 BST 2008
Ryszard Mikke wrote:
>Sent: 24 October 2008 6:17 PM
>To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: [OSM-talk] timestamps on tracks - why?
>Maybe it's a newbie question, but I don't understand one thing (*)
>Why there is a need to have timestamps on tracks uploaded to OSM?
>It's really a pain in the ass when your GPS device exports tracks
>without timestamp and I really don't see the reason to require them.
It's a much debated point over the years of the project to date. The reason
it's required is that it reduces the temptation for individuals to upload
data in the GPX format that has not been gathered by a GPS. Of course that's
not foolproof and it's not intended to be. Also it is possible to generate a
timestamp quite easily if you know what you are doing.
What device are you using?
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