Hong Kong OSM Garmin Hiking Maps

Hong Kong Hiking Web: 討論組 Forum: 行山資料分類 Hiking Subtopics: 裝備 Equipment: 人造衛星定航儀 GPS: 討論 Discussion: Hong Kong OSM Garmin Hiking Maps
   By Plutocrat on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 7:55 pm:  Edit Posted From: 112.202.233.221

Hi. I've been doing a lot on Lantau Island. But as I don't currently live in HK, the progress is slow. If you need any help uploading GPX tracks and mapping them, let me know and I can help out. My OSM username is Plutocrat.

   By malcolmf on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 5:19 am:  Edit Posted From: 86.141.228.160

There's a new tool available called Groundtruth which means you can make your own img files from the latest data. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/GroundTruth_For_Dummies for a full tutorial.

   By dawei on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 9:53 am:  Edit

Guys,

You may be aware of openstreetmaps http://www.openstreetmap.org/ which is an open-source community built map based on pure GPS tracks. As such it is free to use without any worry over copyright. Right now coverage for Europe and the USA is pretty good, in Hong Kong things are progressing and coverage of HK Island and other parts are improving weekly.

Now to the interesting part, we have a number of the hiking trails on HK Island already done and some in the new territories but there are a whole lot more to do. This is where you can help by donating your gps tracks from your hikes. This will benefit everyone as the final product will be an up to date map of all of HK hiking trails.

The bonus to all of this is that OSM is weekly converted to a Garmin img format, and so you can download to your GPS. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/User:Computerteddy (Site in German and English)

When collecting gpx tracks as you hike we recommend that you set the recording distance to 10m, as track paths can turn and wind a lot.

You can upload them here http://www.openstreetmap.org/ and start mapping .

Best

Dawei


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