[Openstreetmap-dev] osm-editor on ubuntu breezy; irritating Garmin behaviour
Christian van den Bosch
cjb at cjb.ie
Thu Aug 11 09:26:45 BST 2005
For anyone else trying to compile osm-editor on Ubuntu Breezy, it seems
to wants #include <math.h> prepended to a few cpp files to tell it about
the M_PI constant and a few floating point functions such as sqrt.
Other than that, when all the necessary packages mentioned in the
osm-editor README are installed, it compiles just fine.
Now, a buglet: my Garmin insists on "logging" the last visited point
when powered up indoors with no signal (for example when I'm downloading
a track from it). I can't seem to delete such a trkseg in osm-editor; I
can delete down to (I think) the last one or two points of the trkseg,
then it bombs out. I haven't yet established whether this relates to:
(a) deleting entire trksegs, (b) some issue with rendering short trksegs
that consist only of the same point repeated, or (c) something else.
On another note - does anyone know how to get a Garmin eTrex Vista _not_
to do what I call its "inertial" logging? This is most noticeable when I
lose signal before or while going around a corner, going into a narrow
sidestreet for example - for several seconds it keeps plotting (and
logging!) along the course that I was following before turning, or in
some cases an intermediate angle halfway around the bend, showing me
apparently going through buildings or the like. It's a real pain to have
to edit this rubbish out of my tracks (though osm-editor does make this
I guess the "real" fix is to use a PDA to log the NMEA sentences direct
from the GPS, and thereby preserve more metadata anyway, but until I get
something like that sorted - would anyone care to make any suggestions
as to how I could make my Garmin a bit better-behaved?
Christian / cjb
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