[OSM-talk] Using OSM as database for nature park hiking routes?

Nuno Caldeira nunocapelocaldeira at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 12:17:53 UTC 2019

Just use the good practices of Inspire (you are in EU). For example, in 
Portugal, it's mandatory all public institutions to use geopackage 

Either use geopackage or PostGIS. Stay away from proprietary ESRI format 

Às 21:17 de 13/08/2019, Bernd Vogelgesang via talk escreveu:
> Hi folks,
> I need some guidance from the assembled wisdom, concerning hiking
> routes, information-maps and signposts.
> I got involved with a nature park in Germany, which wants to start an
> initiative to collect all existing local hiking routes (230) in the area
> (ca. 1600 km), and produce orientation maps (ca. 100) in collaboration
> with max. 40 municipalities.
> So they ask me about what kind of database they should use to work on
> this topic with QGIS and with the system of a specialized company.
> I got not much information till now, but from what I see so far, there
> is no need to keep a special database on those routes as all could be
> planted into OSM and that they do not need to buy themselves in a
> locked-up proprietary system.
> The big question is now, what is the most elegant way for those not very
> tecky people to import/export the data of "their" routes and "their"
> orientation maps and signposts when I'm not around?
> The merits I earned with OSM so far is buying a book in 2013 and
> digitizing some meadows around my village and using some data in QGIS,
> but I already started to investigate the wiki for clever usage of tags 
> etc.
> So, what do you think? Should I start the fight for the usage of OSM and
> against that proprietary stuff or should I stay calm, take the money and
> let them do what seems to be the easy way?
> Cheers,
> Bernd
> p.s. As a background map for their routes, they would like to have
> OpenTopoMap ;)
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