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content:tech:upload_to_osm [15/05/2013 15:48] (current)
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 +====== Upload map traces to OpenStreetMap ======
  
 +[[Serval Maps]] currently acquires GPS traces. These traces could be used by [[http://www.openstreetmap.org|OpenStreetMap]] to improve maps in the locations where the traces are captured.
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 +==== Implementation notes ====
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 +The [[Rhizome]] bundles containing the map traces could be identified and submitted by a mechanism to be specified by the OpenStreetMap team. The user would have the option to opt into uploading [[http://www.openstreetmap.org/traces|GPS traces]] through this process.
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 +It would be useful to allow the user to enter street names or other relevant data as the phone is carried about while recording a trace.  Similarly, it would be useful to have an “entering a road” / “leaving a road” control so that traces can be limited to on-road sections for road acquisition.
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 +While in map acquisition mode, [[Serval Maps]] could display a separate user display that has the on/off road selector, as well as entry details for street names, and adding markers for schools, hospitals and other features.
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 +==== Related ideas ====
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 +It could be useful to have function to import Serval Maps points of interest into OpenStreetMap.
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 +==== Progress to date ====
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 +This technology was first developed in the first half of 2013 as a [[:content:students:projectinfo:projectinfo:uploadingmapsopenstreetmap|student project]].

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