[OSM-talk] Invisible waypoints

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sat Mar 25 22:11:01 GMT 2006

* @ 25/03/06 01:44:38 PM andrew at findlay.org wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 12:45:32PM +0000, SteveC 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.
> It does add to the time taken, but I am working on footpaths at the
> moment and it is really useful to have markers at each junction -
> especially as the current batch of tracks relate to areas on the other
> side of the world from where I live and I did not have time to walk
> every linking track!

Ah, there's a good point.

> > 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
> Very tedious, and limited to six-character names. Easy to create
> numeric waypoints though, so a notebook and pencil may be the
> solution!

's what I do.

> I get the feeling that the Geko distills the tracklog into a more
> compact form when you store it internally - I am certainly not seeing
> one point per second! In fact I got the whole of my 3-week walking
> holiday in there somehow... When I edit the tracks it looks as if it
> has only stored the main change of direction points.

Yes. You can set it up to record at a point a second instead.

> I have so far failed to make the OSM tools read the un-saved active
> tracklog.


might be of use.

have fun,

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

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