[talk-au] new face

Eric Rose ericr at wamble.net
Thu Nov 8 09:12:59 GMT 2007


I new here, and just thought I'd introduce myself and ask for some information 
on how you guys (girls?) do things.

Firstly, I'm Eric. I cycle and keep track of my trip stats with a Garmin Edge 
305, although I started out using an Etrex Summit, just for my ride diary 
maps. Recently I also bought a Nokia N800 and have been playing with Maemo 
Mapper. I have a year and a half of tracklogs from my daily commute and some 
cycling around Sydney, along with some longer logs from the NSW Big Ride; all 
stored on the MotionBased website (motionbased.com).

I guess my main question is how you all collect and work on data. Having 
loaded the track log from the 'Gong ride last Sunday into JOSM, I can't see 
any way of turning that one long track into smaller pieces such as individual 
streets or  roads. Is that necessary? Do people work on the principle that 
each street or other line-based features should be collected as individual 
tracklogs, or do you have some tool that you use to split long tracks (or is 
there some trick I don't know about)?

Is it the correct thing to upload whole tracklogs like the Gong ride to OSM, 
or should it be preprocessed first?

This christmas, I'm planning a cycle trip from Coffs Harbour through Grafton 
and Casino to Mullumbimby on the north coast of NSW, along roads that aren't 
known to OSM. I'm hoping to fill in a bit more of the area, particularly 
around the destination if I can get some pointers in how to effectively 


Eric Rose          | "The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away"
ericr at wamble.net   |         Tom Waits
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