[OSM-talk] Invisible waypoints

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sat Mar 25 12:45:32 GMT 2006

* @ 25/03/06 12:14:25 PM andrew at findlay.org wrote:
> I am working on uploading my first few traces to OSM, and having
> problems with waypoints. I use a Garmin Geko 201, and have carefully
> set waypoint markers at path junctions and points of interest but they
> do not show up in the web-based editor.

Ages ago we had a bit of a debate about this, and it seemed that
surveying at that level was slow and painful compared to just tracklogs.

FWIW I hate the geko's waypoint UI, it's slow as hell. It has a massive
tracklog size, you should be able to store 3 hours at 1 point / sec

> I have tried osmeditor and found that I can make waypoints visible by
> editing the GPX file and changing <sym>Flag</sym> to <type>waypoint</type>
> - this seems to be needed due to an inconsistency between gpsbabel and
> osmeditor in the definition of the XML format. Unfortunately, I cannot
> make osmeditor behave in other respects (creating segments etc).
> What is the approved way to handle waypoints?
> Thanks
> Andrew
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have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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