[talk-ph] Cebu tracks.

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 07:19:16 GMT 2008


Yes, you're supposed to trace over your GPX tracks. It's considered bad form
in OSM to directly convert tracks into ways. It is laborious, but doing that
is a piece of cake compared to how people created maps before the advent of
GPS.


On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:

> Bad form replying to my own post ....
>
> So, I've just processed the first track by using JOSM. I basically used the
> grey dots for a guide, and then clicked my way 40 km along the road with the
> way creation tool. Was that what I was meant to do? Seems a laborious way of
> doing it, but the data is in there now.
>
> Jim Morgan wrote, On Monday, December 29, 2008 02:21 PM:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Just uploaded three GPX tracks to OSM and have been trying to figure out
> how to incorporate them into the map.
>
> > I then tried to figure it out with JOSM. I can load the Cebu area, and
> then load the GPX track into another layer, but once again I can't edit the
> track -- its just a series of pinpoint grey dots. I've tried "Load GPS data"
> from OSM and also from the GPX file itself. Once again the wiki has infinite
> detail about how to install the thing, but nothing on how to use it.
> >       http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM
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