[OSM-talk] Field surveying app - alert near marker/waypoint

Erwin Olario govvin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 01:08:32 UTC 2021


Magic Earth, which also uses OpenStreetMap, also has this feature, known as
"Set Alert".

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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 4:07 AM Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I find it a challenge to field verify the existence of map features when
> bicycling or driving as one should be paying attention to the road/trail
> rather than their phone or tablet.  Is there any OSM based app where one
> can mark locations to be verified ahead of time, and then as one is
> travelling receive an audible alert when one is within some distance (e.g.
> ~15 m) of the location?   I tried OSMAND, but it states that the feature
> only works while "navigating" (and I don't really want or need my phone
> shouting out directions while I am mountain biking), and in any event, even
> while "navigating" I couldn't get it to work.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike
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