[OSM-dev] JOSM 9329, - Change default color of GPS tracks to magenta (r9248)
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 . This is a safe path  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.
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