[OSM-dev] Simple app for "making contributions" (not to display maps)

Guillaume AMAT guillaume at amat.io
Wed Jun 29 12:34:50 UTC 2016

Hi Bjoern,

I'm the main developer MapContrib 
(https://github.com/MapContrib/MapContrib). One of the main purposes of 
the project is to be simple for users.

You're searching something I plan to implement in MapContrib (but I 
don't know when...), see 
Is that issue the exact need of yours?

Feel free to answer here and/or in the issue whenever you want.

Have a nice day,

Le 29/06/2016 14:04, Bjoern Hassler a écrit :
> Hi all,
> first post to the list - hope this is of interest.
> The background to my question is working is areas where map coverage
> is poor (e.g. parts of Africa). Sometimes only low-res satellite/bing
> imagery is available, sometimes obscured by clouds. In some low
> populated areas a GPS trace could be useful to map out roads
> connecting settlements (despite inaccuracies of GPS).
> There are many great OSM apps out there, including apps for recording
> traces (e.g. OSM tracker, etc). However, unless I've missed it, I
> would say that none of those apps is suitable for the "non-technical"
> user. Indeed, we've tried using various such apps, and it's been
> difficult in terms of usability.
> Is there interest in (or is anybody working on) creating an very
> simple-to-use app that allows "non-technical" users to contribute OSM
> information? E.g. a large red button for recording a trace with
> automatic upload (optimised for poorly internet connected
> environments, e.g. wait for wifi, upload in chunks etc; information
> submitted with GPS accuracy information).
> (There are of course issues with GPS traces, so perhaps automated
> capture of GPS traces is not that useful.)
> Many thanks!
> Bjoern
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