[talk-au] New member, need a mentor.

Paul mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Mon Oct 6 08:40:47 BST 2008


Have you tried deleting using Mapsource?
It would seem a bit manual but pretty easy job.

Paul

On 5/10/2008 8:08 PM, Graeme Wilson wrote:
> Hello All,
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> I need a mentor, preferably in the Canberra region.
>  
> I am a drive test technician and monitor mobile phone coverage across 
> Australia. I do approx 120,000km + per year and I have been collecting 
> masses of GPS data in two formats.
>  
> Firstly, which I will process last, from October 2007 to June 2008 is 
> data in Excel format. The 'problem' with processing this is how to 
> eliminate the periods of time when I am stopped. I'll worry about that 
> later, but I will need someone to advise me on how to convert Excel 
> format data to gpx or whatever it is, and then up load it.
>  
> Secondly, which I want to do firstly, all data recorded since June is 
> straight ASCII text from the RS232 port of a Garmin eTrex. I can process 
> this info to eliminate the stationary info, and can extract lat and long 
> easily to form another text file, from which I could import to Excel and 
> then up load, or even to directly make gpx files myself. I can write 
> console applications in Delphi to do simple conversions of text to text, 
> and I would prefer to make the gpx files directly from the straight text.
>  
> I need to know:
>  
> 1: Just what is needed in the gpx files, particularly the header? I have 
> a basic understanding of xml and html (it's all text). The header is 
> what's holding me up at the moment.
>  
> 2: Is the date and time stamp needed? I presume not.
>  
> 3: One of my main 'holdups' is that I wanted to upload altitude as well 
> as lat and long, but I have been told that altitude is deleted by OSM. 
> Is it OK to upload altitude or is this just overloading the system with 
> unnecessary info? My thoughts are that lat long and alt will give 3D 
> pix for some future generation of OSM, but if the general opinion is not 
> to upload it, then I wont.
>  
> 4: I see references to GPSBabel, but cannot make any sense of it. I 
> downloaded something, but it doesnt work.
>  
> 5: Are there any clubs/groups/meetings of OSM people in the Canberra 
> region who meet on a regular basis?
>  
> Thanks,
>  
> Graeme Wilson VK1RE
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