[HOT] Droid app for mapping

Tom Taylor tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 11:39:38 UTC 2013


It might be a good start if someone could specify what they would like 
to see in the UI. Perhaps walk through some scenarios and see what 
actions are needed in what sequence.

On 10/10/2013 7:09 AM, Banick, Robert wrote:
> We've been using GPS Essentials at the Red Cross but only because we can't
> find a better alternative. I agree with your assessment.
>
> OSMAnd is a good piece of software but the user interface is a bit of a
> maze. Untrainable.
>
> Haven't tried the others.
>
> I would die of happiness if someone would create a simple, stable GPS app
> that loaded in OSM in the background and had a non-crazy UI for track
> management.
>
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> On 10/10/13 6:31 AM, "maning sambale" <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hi,
>>
>> Coming off from a training with the staff of a local government, we
>> realized that there are more smartphones than GPS units.
>> As an initial test, we showed them how to use the default phototagging
>> feature as a tool for collecting field data.  In some cases,
>> this turned out to be unreliable which I already encountered in the past
>> [0].
>>
>> Our plan is to create a learning material about using smartphones
>> (preferably free download, opensource and, android-based) we can
>> distribute to the participants.
>> What OSM mapping app do you use for your phones?
>>
>> So far I've seen the following:
>> 1. GPS Essentials - too many features IMO and can overwhelm new users
>> 2. OSMAnd - good offline maps routable map based on OSM, haven't
>> tested the mapping tools other than the OSMbug reporting
>> 3. GPSlogger - simple lightweight datalogger
>> 4. Keypadmapper - only for housenumber mapping, I've seen a mention of
>> phototagging in newer versions but haven't tested.
>> 5. OSMtracker - not yet tested
>> 6. Vespucci - not yet tested
>>
>> Any other app?
>>
>> [0] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/maning/diary/17935
>>
>> --
>> cheers,
>> maning
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