[OSM-dev] JOSM 9329, - Change default color of GPS tracks to magenta (r9248)
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Fri Jan 8 10:55:22 UTC 2016
On 08/01/16 11:39, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2016-01-08 10:30 GMT+01:00 Oleksiy Muzalyev
> <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch <mailto:oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>>:
> 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 mountains.
> are you aware you can change all UI colours in JOSM in the settings?
> I've for years been using a neon-green as that's providing nice
> contrast on the aerial images in my area (and also against the osm
> objects in standard style).
> 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 <http://MAPS.ME>, which allow to download
> a map (often no Internet access in mountains).
> maps.me <http://maps.me> have their own issue tracker on github
> It would be a potentially life-saving feature.
> exaggeration ;-)
> everything could be potentially life-saving, it depends on the
> particular circumstances.
People get lost in wilderness all the time . And not only in
mountains, it could be a forest, jungles, swamp, etc. Sometimes they are
stuck for days just couple of kilometres from civilization. Often it is
not possible just go to a certain general direction, as it is necessary
to know the way, which may be not mapped yet, though the GPS track may
A GPS track means that someone undeniably walked the route and returned
safely to upload this track.
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