[Talk-GB] Publishing Self-Devised Walks

Matt Williams lists at milliams.com
Sat Apr 9 12:08:28 BST 2011


On 9 April 2011 13:00,  <daniel at daniel-watkins.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Over the past couple of weeks, I've come up with a couple of interesting
> walks from my house.  I would like to publish these on my blog, in the
> hopes that other people looking for walks in the area will find them.
> However, I haven't yet worked out a good way to do this.
>
> One thought I had was to add all the constituent ways to a relation, and
> then link to the relation shown on the OSM map (as in [0] and [1]).
> However, I wasn't sure if this was an abuse of relations, given that this
> isn't a walk that exists anywhere but in my head (as opposed to a more
> 'official' walk).
>
> At the other end of the spectrum is screenshots and using the GIMP to draw
> my route on (or using a mapping site like BikeRouteToaster to draw the
> lines on, and taking screenshots of that).  However, this seems really
> lame (as you lose all of the slippy-map goodness, and the updating of the
> surrounding area/data), so I'd prefer not to have to resort to this.
>
> Has anyone else done something like this?  Have I missed a project
> somewhere which is designed to store such things?  Any input would be much
> appreciated.

Maybe take a look at something like Show Your Journey http://syj.renevier.net/

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Matt Williams
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