[Loadstone] Open Street Map
shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Jul 11 23:35:30 BST 2008
In the source code for the latest loadstone version there's a file called
file_formats that documents the loadstone database format. This would allow
you to create a file that could be imported into loadstone. Since the point
share site runs on a pc the format of the data it can take can be a bit more
flexable. I'm sure something can be worked out.
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
> monty at loadstone-gps.com wrote:
>> Hi Jamie,
>> Thanks for your informative message regarding the Open StreetMap project.
>> I'll have to check out that web script you highlighted.
>> A couple of years ago I looked at using the OpenStreetMap projectas a
>> source of point of interest information but at the time it looked like
>> there were several .gpx files that contained bread-crum trails containing
>> unlabeled points. Didn't entirely seam useful at the time. However, it
>> appears that things have progressed a bit.
> I think you were looking in the wrong place. There is a facility to upload
> and download trails that you make of roads and footpaths etc. so that you can
> see them visual editor software and know the right place to draw the map, but
> this is not the main database. This is a side project to enable the main
> database to be made more easily.
>> Almost any point of interest would be useful to a Loadstone user (whether
>> blind or not) - junctions, road crossings, businesses anything really!
> I'll have a go at producing a list of road junctions in the right format. I
> can't find the documentation of what the format is, only information about
> where to find a converter that runs in windows. Being a Mac/Linux user,
> that's not very useful for me :-).
> Robert (Jamie) Munro
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