[talk-au] Rivers that have dams on them

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 07:55:02 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Brett Russell <brussell237 at live.com.au> wrote:
> I used OSM on a nine day Overland Track Wall and found it very good with the
> Garmins that I was using.  Used the routable maps and found they were about
> a one kilometre in ten understated on distance due to fewer nodes recorded
> in OSM compared to the distance tracked by the GPSs.  Still very impressive
> compared to the expensive and poor quality Garmin maps.  Need to work with
> someone to get OSM bushwalking maps going as walking tracks, mountains and
> huts need to be zoomed in a long way to see thus you get “lost” in the trees
> finding them.   Also the search feature on the Garmin can be rather
> “broken”, by that items do not appear in the all POI lists but can be found
> in sub lists.  Bit more work needed by my to refine the tracks and the
> features but gradually working my way south to north refining the track.

Glad to hear it - I added the Overland Track a couple of years ago,
with the major side trips. From memory, I just beat someone else who
had also recorded the trace but hadn't uploaded it yet.

Regarding use of 'correct' tags like alpine shelters etc, I tend to
get very pragmatic and use tags like "place=locality" instead so they
show up. And pretty much a place like Pelion Hut *is* a locality -
it's a major landmark and navigational reference point.

What exactly do you mean by "Need to work with someone to get OSM
bushwalking maps going"? Going where? On a GPS? On a custom website?
In the default mapnik rendering on openstreetmap.org? Static printed


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