[OSM-dev] Feasibility of an 'in the field' mobile editing app?

Igor Brejc igor.brejc at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 19:17:32 GMT 2008

Andy Deakin wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> The precision on the N95 internal gps is not good, but with an external 
> bluetooth gps device it is somewhat better.
> I am one of the developers of motortrace.com, which is a vehicle 
> tracking solution, and one of the things we currently offer is phone 
> tracking software. This is a free j2me midlet which takes the position 
> of the phone every x seconds and/or every x meters (configurable), and 
> stores it on the phone. It can be uploaded to our website 
> (http://www.motortrace.com) for further processing, or simply exported 
> as a gpx file.
> I was hoping to support OSM much more in the upcoming months, and would 
> like to add waypoint etc functionality to the midlet.
> Regarding covering multiple paths: our main business is vehicle 
> trackers, and these cover the same path many times on a regular basis 
> all over a number of countries. I would be interested in importing this 
> data to OSM in areas where data is poor. The average speed of the 
> vehicles might give a heads-up for the type of road etc.
This would be great, provided that your company's GPS tracks have a 
license compatible with the OSM project (see 
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Legal_FAQ for more info).



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