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Routing and Garmin GPS

I am interested in how the routing data of OSM can be used to create open routing Garmin GPS maps. At this stage, the software to produce routable Garmin maps is proprietary, but one can run open data through it to produce open routeable maps. My interest is that long term, I'd like to see the NZ Open GPS Maps project using OSM for their data management and mapping. So I guess my question is - can the routing model support mapping of OSM routing information to the polish files that are used as input to producing Garmin routing map files?

Yes, converting osm data to Garmin routable map files is now possible. The current method uses a detour where the osm data is first converted to the Polish format which cGPSMapper can convert to routable maps. It might not be the best solution, but it works and that's what counts. --Lambertus 12:00, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
  • GroundTruth in a later version will (hopefully) be able to achieve this --Gary68 12:17, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Navigation Hardware using OSM data

Yes, I know, I can upload OSM data to Garmin devices and walk along the roads. But are there navigation devices that will tell your way like "turn left" "turn right" based on OSM data?

No devices but software to do so.

It's kind of hard to follow the discussion (please sign your comments), but yes, Garmin GPS receivers support routing with maps generated from OSM data. See for example mkgmap/routing. Robx 16:39, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

New usecase - Non graphic description of an uploaded track.

A blind friend collects GPS tracks and searches a software that can tell him the track in text. Is any existing OSM routing software able to do that already? --Lulu-Ann 12:32, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Highway types list

1. According to taginfo, there are no usage of highway=living_street_narrow and highway=residential_narrow, and only one highway=quarternary. I going to remove it if no one have a reason why it should be in the list.

2. There is no assumed speed information about types highway=unclassified and highway=road. Is it bug or feature? --Santacloud (talk) 02:41, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

the whole list is rather useless without realistic per-country estimates. RicoZ (talk) 15:33, 1 August 2015 (UTC)