[OSM-talk] usercases for josm outside osm

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 09:14:28 GMT 2009

Yes a gpx editing tool is nice within JOSM.

What I am looking for are some cases where JOSM or lets make it a bit
broader, the OSM editing/worflow being used outside OSM.
There are discussions in the geospatial world about collaborative
maintenance of geodatasets.  OSM does it already.
All tools are free, the api is easy to understand (I guess).

So if  "x" company wants to do something for collaborative mapping
they can use the "OSM stack"  for data input.  Are there cases where
it has been used already?

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Mike Harris <mikh43 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> ... 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 =)
> regards,
> kim
> --
> Operating Systems, Services and Operations Information Technology Services,
> The University of Adelaide kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au

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