[Openstreetmap-dev] osm-editor on ubuntu breezy; irritating Garmin behaviour

SteveC steve at fractalus.com
Thu Aug 11 16:28:26 BST 2005

If you (or anyone else) wants a subversion login to fix things, it is
easily done...

* @ 11/08/05 09:26:45 AM cjb at cjb.ie wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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 
> easier).
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Christian / cjb
> http://www.cjb.ie/
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have fun,

SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/

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