[talk-ph] maps for mountaineers/ outdoor lovers

Michael Cole colemichae at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 02:04:45 GMT 2011

If we can get a real map going for the hikers i know they will love it.

All my climbing friends really like to see where they are going or have been..

Also helps in the Planning, seeing how difficult a track may be..


I use Cycle map, but it does not get close enough so you end up on a steep 
incline which is not detailed on the map..

On Thursday 17 February 2011 12:06:13 am Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> Well, if you want to get your hands dirty, you can actually DIY! The
> Garmin maps are compiled using mkgmap and you just need the raw OSM
> data (Geofabrik provides Philippine data extracts), the contour data
> (maybe Maning can share his data, but they were made using Groundtruth
> from NASA's SRTM data), and mkgmap itself (plus some learning time).
> But, we could additionally adopt your suggestion and consider adding
> another Garmin map download which has the consolidated contours for
> selected mountaineering peaks, and make the hiking/trekking trails
> more prominent. A mountaineer's map anyone?
> Hmmm, thinking about it, I actually like the idea! Instead of
> targeting only the car owners with the OSM Garmin map, we could also
> "expand the market" and target also the mountaineering clubs. A Garmin
> map that still contains roads (so the mountaineers can drive to the
> base camps and jump-off points) plus prominent hiking trails and
> contours would be a perfect addition. And if this map becomes popular,
> then we have another potential source of contributors who can map the
> rural and mountainous areas. :-D
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:04 PM, rem zamora <pompyang at gmail.com> wrote:
> > hey! just thinking aloud here. i know we have our osm map. and we also
> > have the 10m elevation contour map of the country. what if... we can
> > consolidate the two. in maning's page
> > (http://esambale.wikispaces.com/osmphil_garmin) there is already an osm
> > map with contour. i havent checked it yet but the note says it is only
> > metro manila map and it might get too cluttered. maybe, we can, put osm
> > map for the whole country, and then put contour maps for special
> > places/mountains like apo, kanlaon, pulag, mayon, et.al. im not sure how
> > this can be implemented but maybe, just maybe there is a way to put
> > contour maps (just for certain areas where it can be useful) with street
> > maps from osm.
> > this will eliminate me having to put two maps in my gpsr and
> > enabling/disabling the mamp whic is needed/not needed.
> > just a suggestion guys :)
> > 
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