[Talk-us] Strange synthentic GPS tracks spelling out words

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 04:45:01 BST 2009

not my tracks. I guess they are done with OSMTracker. It has lots of  
onscreen buttons and you can assign any name to them. Or you enter any  
custom text.
supports voice tracking too. very convenient to enter lots of wp or  
when you need to concentrate on driving.

On 21 Jun 2009, at 19:32 , Dave Hansen wrote:

> We had a super-cool mapping party in Portland, OR this weekend.  But I
> noticed some really werid GPS traces.  Somebody has spelled out things
> like "ATM" and "SUSHILAND" in the GPS tracks, and they weren't walking
> around spelling things. ;)
> Take a look around 45.524613, -122.694281.
> I'm just curious who uploaded these.  They seem pretty harmless and
> kinda funny, but I wonder why someone would go to this trouble.  Or  
> did
> someone's GPS automatically translate waypoints into these things?   
> Any
> ideas?
> -- Dave
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