[OSM-dev] JOSM 9329, - Change default color of GPS tracks to magenta (r9248)

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Fri Jan 8 09:30:33 UTC 2016

I like this change a lot. Now GPS tracks are clearly visible on the 
satellite image. I look at GPS tracks carefully in JOSM before going to 

A GPS track in mountains means that someone actually walked a route, and 
if there are three or four GPS tracks means that it is a well-frequented 

For example, there are quite a few GPS tracks visible in JOSM between 
Plambuit train station and Salin [1]. This is a safe path [2] with 
amenities for tourists. Another one, closer to the ravine of the Grande 
Eau river, where there is only one GPS track, has got a risk of rockfalls.

Sometimes a path is not mapped at all, but there are still GPS tracks.

I wish it could be possible to view GPS tracks in magenta color as a map 
layer at the main OSM page, and also in mobile applications, especially 
like MAPS.ME, which allow to download a map (often no Internet access in 
mountains). It would be a potentially life-saving feature.


[1] http://osm.org/go/0CH_rCNT?m=
[2] http://www.sentierdusel.ch/

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