[talk-au] Routable Garmin Maps
snowgum at gmx.com
Thu Oct 15 20:39:23 BST 2009
Nick Hocking wrote:
> Thanks, I still don't know what I was doing wrong but I can now show
> this to some people at work who are showing a lot of interest, in
> openstreepmap, hence my other questions about navit and gosmore.
Using routable maps to suggest routes across town is a great way of
finding things that need to be fixed.
> They were also very interested in whether we had speed limits on all the
There's very little of that in my neck of the woods. And few multi-lane
divided road sections have a lane count specified. I've read that the
"lanes=n" tag on these can influence routing.
> There are still some roads between the highway and Yass valley way to
> be mapped but I only dive dirt roads these days just prior to a service
> of my car so that they can replace all the air filters etc.
There's a lot to be done, all over the place. I'm retired, and have an
older friend who likes to have a weekly drive from Canberra into the
country. We take his SUV, and he appreciates making a positive
contribution by seeking out and mapping a couple of new roads each trip.
He has a Garmin GPS in his car, and finds the OSM maps I provide him
much more accurate than the official Garmin/Sensis maps. These are
often out by hundreds of metres on dirt roads, as well as being out-of-date.
Sometimes I go back alone to do the more tedious "fill in" of roads
which are residential, or don't in the direction we want.
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