[talk-ph] Cebu tracks.

Maning Sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 13:24:32 GMT 2008

First of all, WELCOME!
On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 14:54 +0800, Jim Morgan 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. 

In JOSM you can, right-click the gpx file in the layer window and
convert to data layer.  The whole gpx is now a way which you can add
tags or simplify the geometry, by deleting points.

You can simplify a way using the simplify plugin.

I generally advise this for "virgin areas" as there will be no conflict
with existing data.  Don't do this for areas like Metro Manila.

keep on mapping!

> 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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