Re: [opensource-123] OSM Meetup in search of a date and location...

From: Richard
Sent on: Monday, June 25, 2012 3:18 PM
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Peter Bodtke <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> There are several possibilities for meetup events and location:
>
> TYPES
>
> Mapping party
> Demos/knowledge transfer/presentatio­ns
> Social
>
>
> LOCATIONS
>
> Governors Island
> Parsons
> Vissuly
> Various bars
>
> Lots of interest, no dates...   Summer is officially here and will fly by in
> no time.  Let's meetup!

The date for Governors Island would be Sat July 7, in conjunction with
the Wiki / Free Culture World's Fair:

http://en.wikiped...­
http://www.meetup...­

We would be more than happy to encourage the regular participants to
join in on the mapping party fun.

Thanks,
Richard

> Here is what I'm doing -
> For the past 6 months or so I've been storing interesting places on a
> personal Google Map  http://goo.gl/map...­  I exported these personal
> points of interest in KLM format via Google's interface. The file can be
> viewed in Google Earth (for fun I imported a topographic map to preview the
> geography of my trip.) Basic topographic maps can be found here:
> http://www.gpsfil...­  If someone knows of resource for higher
> resolution topo maps, please let me know.
>
> My goal is to connect the points of interest collected in Google Maps into a
> travel route that can be used with a GPS device...but Garmin MapSource won't
> open the KLM file. A little searching and I found two programs that will
> convert the points of interest into a format that Garmin products can read:
> Trye (trace your route everywhere) www.tyretotravel.com­ and GPSBabel
> www.gpsbabel.org. I flipped a coin and went with Tyre. It proved to be
> somewhat fussy to use, mostly the onerous registration process...  Anyway, I
> figured out how to convert the KLM file into KMZ format, which Garmin
> products can import...success.
>
> I've been using Garmin's BaseCamp for the last couple of weeks, along with
> several routable map sets, including an Open Street Map set.   Garmin's
> original routing application, MapSource, was crashing all the time with the
> OSM map set. BaseCamp is working crash free, so there is no going back to
> MapSource for me. At a seminar a Garmin said the next version of BaseCamp
> will be released in August 2012. BaseCamp can be downloaded here:
> http://www.garmin...­
>
> In the next 6 months I plan to record traces as I travel to Angel Fall in
> Venezuela, the road from Venezuela to Guyana, coastal roads in Nicaragua
> (the Pacific side) and others as the road leads me. Ultimately I am keen to
> become fluid with JOSM (Java Open Street Maps) in order to turn my recorded
> traces into roads, then upload the new roads to OSM. My time available this
> summer is filling up...so let's meetup soon and share our knowledge of using
> JOSM to turn traces into maps.
> --
> Peter Bodtke
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