[Loadstone] Viewing a route
Lulu-Ann at gmx.de
Lulu-Ann at gmx.de
Mon Jun 1 20:14:29 BST 2009
> OK, I was thinking of Google Maps, because - in contrary to OSM - points
> from GeoCoder include house numbers and city names, and they are more
This is simply not true.
OSM data does contain house numbers and city names - Like everywhere only depending on the contributor, if he/she has added them or not.
As city names are imported from open geo DB I guess they should be complete in most parts of the world.
The accuracy has been tested and is about the same as navtec and teleatlas maps (where mapped).
> But of course, for viewing a route taken from NMEA file, OpenStreetMapa
> would be a good solution, especially if you need some info about crossings.
> If I understood it correctly, NMEA files should preferably be converted
> into GPX format.
That is the prefrerred format for importing tracks into OSM, right.
> There is:
> I downloaded a program called JOSM:
> but can't read out all the messages.
JOSM is the most popular editor for OSM data. I am afraid it is not useful to convert track data into text description - It is used to copy geoinformation from the track to the OSM database and add text description.
> Are these links useful for transforming NMEA into a descriptive route?
GPSbabel is useful for transforming NMEA into gpx and it has a command line interface.
> Or I should use different methods?
The usecase you have is similar to routing. You have a lot of points that could be used as via-nodes for routing.
So if you could extract some points from your track, you might want to try
http://www.openrouteservice.org/ (Europe only, unfortunately)
At least you should be able to get a text routing description for start and end point.
Please let me know how accessible the page is, I will forward suggestions.
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