[OSM-talk-ie] Talk-ie NooB says hello

Andrew McCarthy me at andrewmccarthy.ie
Thu Jun 5 16:37:50 BST 2008

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 04:21:13PM +0100, Dermot McNally wrote:
> 2008/6/5 baitboat dude <baitboat_dude at yahoo.com>:
> > I never bothered saving tracks before, but after reading up on Openstreetmap activities have done so from start of last month.
> > Mainly of smaller roads around fishing lakes, in "holes between" national roads, so they might be new traces to the Openstreetmap.
> > But as yet I wouldn't have a notion about translating into JOSM, and adding to the database.
> Welcome!
> If you do nothing else, you'll be doing the project a favour just by
> uploading GPX traces of roadways - others can then map the roads based
> on your traces.

Yes indeed. Also, if you want to play with JOSM, load a GPX track into
it, zoom into the track if necessary, and from the Download box select
"Bounding Box". This downloads the existing data for the area visible on
screen, and you can see which nearby roads are already there and how
they've been tagged. Changes in JOSM are only sent to the server when
you click the upload button, so feel free to experiment.

Maybe it's just me, but I've never felt particularly comfortable in
Potlatch (the web-based editor), so I don't use it.


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