[talk-au] Mapping railway lines

Greg Harper geharper at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 11:04:29 BST 2009

I have had success with the bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo and Tokyo to
Narita. I had my GPS (Garmin Vista, which I have upgraded to a Vista HCX) on
the window shelf, and got good accuracy. The only problem I had was the
numerous tunnels!

Here's my trace from Tokyo to Narita.

It's certainly worth having your GPS, and next to the window if you are
doing the trip.


2009/10/7 John Henderson <snowgum at gmx.com>

> Has anyone had success using a GPS unit inside a metal railway carriage
> to map a railway line?
> I notice that parts of the main line between Sydney and Melbourne are
> missing, eg:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-34.7446&lon=147.886&zoom=14&layers=B000FTF
> I'd consider doing the trip on the XPT if someone has proven it's viable.
> And I've also had to move the railway line aside quite a distance when
> accurately adding roads in the Yass area.
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