Talk:Visibility of GPS traces

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Description mismatch

On the OSM Upload GPS Trace page the public option is described as "shown in trace list and as anonymous, unordered points". However, the public properties described on this wiki page says "points are chronologically ordered". So which is it?

Page is complicated

It takes excess time to understand all visibility options. In fact I think this should be improved on OSM side. Separate checkbox for publicity and timestamps would simplify things a lot. Cmazay (talk) 21:29, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Can't see my Identifiable traces in "OpenStreetMap GPS traces" in iD

For months now, I have not been able to view my uploaded Identifiable traces. When I tick "OpenStreetMap GPS traces" in iD, I can see traces uploaded by other people and, if I'm lucky, my traces but chopped-up. Here is an example:

I'm using a Garmin GPSmap 62s with WAAS enabled. This does not happen when I upload traces from my phone, a Droid Razr HD Maxx. Any idea why this is happening? --Maveric149 (talk) 01:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

You're not the only one. See e.g. . Workaround: use another editor like JOSM or Potlatch2. They download the raw gps traces from the server and display them instead of relying on a server-generated tiled image. I have just checked with your 1836698 trace – as expected I see it without any problems in JOSM when I use JOSMs GPS trace display feature. But not with the GPS tiles.
Note that if you want to see only your traces you can open them from your local gpx files. I guess the GPS traces tiles will work correctly again at some point in the future. --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 20:41, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. --Maveric149 (talk) 02:24, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

What does "public" mean, really?

When uploading a new trace I can choose between Private, Identifiable (those are clear) and Trackable and Public (those are unclear to me):

This page says: "Public" means your username is shown with the trace (green field), the upload and managment tool for the traces says it is "shown in tracelist and as anonymous unordered point list". What is correct now?

Most of the traces in the _public_ trace list are shown with a username. How can you call this "anonymous"?