[Talk-GB] Publishing Self-Devised Walks

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Sat Apr 9 13:12:17 BST 2011


Hello Dan,

There is Freemap which allows you to store your own walks, it does use OSM ways but stores them locally. It doesn't use relations.

Not sure what other peoples thoughts would be but I'd guess storing them in OSM itself would clutter up the database and it's best stored elsewhere.

Nick

-----daniel at daniel-watkins.co.uk wrote: -----
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
From: daniel at daniel-watkins.co.uk
Date: 09/04/2011 12:01PM
Subject: [Talk-GB] Publishing Self-Devised Walks

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.


Thanks,

Dan


[Footnote 0: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=77959]
[Footnote 1: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=93785]


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