[OSM-talk] usercases for josm outside osm

Mike Harris mikh43 at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 3 07:52:27 GMT 2009

... But does the .gpx editor need to be part of josm? As you know, there are
many available on-line - my personal favourite is GPS Utility at
http://www.gpsu.co.uk/ ... I usually clean up my track log as soon as I can
on return to base (including converting it to whatever format, e.g. .gpx, I
might need for a particular purpose). At the same time I add at least a
descriptive (to me ) name ... And, as soon as I have time, I annotate the
waypoints from my voice recorded notes. Once that is done my ageing memory
can relax and the actual upload and mapping (whether josm or potlatch) can
wait until I have time to play! 

Mike Harris

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Hawtin [mailto:kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au] 
Sent: 03 February 2009 03:28
To: maning sambale
Cc: osm-talk
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] usercases for josm outside osm

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 =)


Operating Systems, Services and Operations Information Technology Services,
The University of Adelaide kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au

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