[talk-au] Talk-au Digest, Vol 72, Issue 9

Li Xia lisxia1982 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 06:05:06 UTC 2013

Hi Brett, I'm Li, founder and developer of Mud Map 2.

You bring up great points. We have a small development team, the app was
released 6 weeks ago and it's just the start. Heaps of feature upgrades are
planned. Upload your tracks as a GPX trace to OSM from the app is one of

Are you able to send me the link to that track? I'll have a look at it's
compatibility with Garmin basecampe.

Mountain peaks are available as a POI, you can turn them on by going to
Options > MapKey > POIs.

We don't include all OSM attributes in the offline vector data yet, but
plan to include more features. Which attributes are you keen to see

As for battery life, did you have the phone's screen on the entire 2 hours?
Screens kill battery life. Mud Map 2 has background tracking, so you can
put your device to sleep and it will keep recording your location. We've
logged 6-7 hours using an iPhone 4S.

I do pay attention to this mailing list, however you are always welcome to
contact us with any feedback on support at mud-maps.com for topics directly
related to our products.


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> From: Brett Russell <brussell237 at live.com.au>
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> Hi
> I have been playing with MudMap 2 and frankly the important feature for a
> OSM mapper, the ability to upload GPX files, is terrible.  MudMap are mad
> keen that you use their server.  First the send, sends the GPX file to
> their server with a default public setting.  Then you have to go to their
> server to send it, say to yourself, which then after typing in an email
> address it send you an email that again requires you to again visit their
> server to download a GPX format that is downloaded as a GPX.XLM format so
> not recognised by Garmin's Bsecamp!!!!!!   In all the most idiotic process
> that could be dreamed up.  Net result is I have not even the ability to
> comment on the tracking ability of my plot except to say that it almost
> flattened my iPhone 4S in two and bit hours.
> The critical for bushwalkers features such as lakes and mountains do not
> appear.  Sure the application is still in development so I can forgive this
> but the terrible ability to extract a GPX file suggests a form of thinking
> that I can not abide, that being forcing users to their site.  Are we to
> see fees being charged for this "service" down the track?
> Not recommended.
> Cheers
> Brett Russell
> PO Box 94
> LAUNCESTON  Tas  7250
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