[Tagging] Garmin waypoints and routes (was: "Roles of route members" and before that "Merging tagging scheme on wiki pages of Hiking")

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 22:13:47 UTC 2019

I'll say it again: at the moment, regular people can not get a decent gpx
track of a trail out of osm unless it is pre-ordered. Single chain, sorted,
no branches, hooks or major gaps. These gpx-s are needed for navigating
apps and devices, so you can have them guide you exactly along the trail.
Nederland has numerous fixed foot trails and an ever increasing crowd walks
these trails. They are adopting the digital version of a trail guide very
rapidly, comparable to the way car navigation conquered the world.

Please have a look at Nederland on the hiking map of waymarkedtrails to get
an impression of the density of the walking trail system in the Netherlands.

Fr gr Peter Elderson

Op wo 21 aug. 2019 om 23:34 schreef Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, 21 Aug 2019 at 20:48, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have to correct myself: I thought OsmAnd really performed routing when
>> navigating using a gpx trail. It doesn't, I tested it today. It translates
>> turns in the track into screen messgaes and spoken text messages, without
>> doing anything with the map. So it will send you into a ravine if your
>> track goes there.
> I knew that. Already the original Garmin etrex of before 2010 was able to
> do soemthing similar (no voice, but visible signal of approach to a bend n
> the track)
>> But it can route you to the start of your track, and when you go
>> off-track, it routes you back on track.
>> All the more reason why the gpx should be a correctly ordered single
>> chain.
> This is a Non sequitur, as I have tried to explain before.
> Volker
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