[OSM-talk] Field surveying app - alert near marker/waypoint
miketho16 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 12:59:42 UTC 2021
On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 7:09 PM Erwin Olario <govvin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Magic Earth,
I like the name! Maybe someday I will write a book about my OSM mapping
experience called "Mapping on the Edge of Magic"!
which also uses OpenStreetMap, also has this feature, known as "Set Alert".
I just tried it, and it seems it sends an email if the device get's within
a specified distance of a programmed location. When out surveying I am
often out of cell range, so this probably will not work for me. Also, the
minimum distance seems to be ~600 feet, which seems to be a bit much.
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> On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 4:07 AM Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
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