[OSM-talk] usercases for josm outside osm

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 05:00:08 GMT 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Kim Hawtin <kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au>wrote:

> hi maning,
> maning sambale wrote:
> > JOSM is an excellent data editing tool (hey I also love potlatch!).
> > Many of of its features I would love integrated in some FOSS GIS
> > editing toolbox.
> > That being said, are there user cases where JOSM is used outside OSM
> > as a GIS editing app?  Please share your experiences.
> what i'd really like is a mode where i can edit the GPS trails.
> just top and tailing the junk off the ends where the GPS was started
> and stopped, any time where you are are effectively indoors...
> also splitting large GPS trails into smaller more manageable sections.
> one of the issues i have is that i can spend a fair bit of time
> trailing and can upload those trails, but don't always have the
> notes to go with to identify the specific journey. you have to upload
> the trail to the web site before you know where it is, and them edit
> the other attributes to go with it. so being able to use josm to get
> your bearings about which GPS trail it is before uploading it would
> be handy...
> this may not be what you had in mind, but a .gpx editor/manager would
> help a lot to get more of my trails up so folks can make use of them =)
> regards,
> kim

I agree, a simple GPX editor (basically to split or merge tracks, and
possibly to upload to OSM) integrated into JOSM would be ideal. In the
meantime, there's Viking (viking.sourceforge.net), a GPS data management
software which supports a number of OSM layers as background and allows
uploading GPX tracks to OSM.

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