[Talk-GB] GPS Tracks downloaded from OSM in JOSM

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Wed Apr 18 12:42:33 BST 2007

Tim Müller wrote:

> I've run into this too and filed the following feature request for JOSM:
>  http://josm.eigenheimstrasse.de/ticket/132
> If there's a better workaround than disabling line drawing between GPS
> points altogether, I'd love to hear about it too.

At present the API uses SQL a bit like this[1] to get GPS points:

SELECT DISTINCTROW latitude, longitude FROM gps_points
  WHERE latitude  > ? AND latitude  < ?
    AND longitude > ? AND longitude < ?
  ORDER BY timestamp DESC

(line 663 at  

For something more suitable for drawing lines, this could be used:

SELECT gps_points.latitude,gps_points.longitude,
        gpx_files.id AS fileid,UNIX_TIMESTAMP(gps_points.timestamp) AS ts
   FROM gpx_files,gps_points
  WHERE gpx_files.id=gpx_id
    AND (gps_points.longitude BETWEEN ? AND ?)
    AND (gps_points.latitude  BETWEEN ? AND ?)
  ORDER BY fileid,ts

i.e. you're ordering by GPX file id, then timestamp.

Then, as you iterate over each point, only draw a line if fileid is  
the same, and the interval between timestamp and the previous  
timestamp is less than 180 (say). For privacy reasons it may be better  
to do this on the API side rather than returning raw timestamps to the  

Maybe one for 0.5?


[1] I've removed the multiplier, LIMIT 5000 etc. to make it more readable.

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