User:Chrismcnally

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Working on improving everything OSM focused on Brooklyn. Also interested in mapping foot and bike paths around the city and elsewhere that are not documented on standard maps. I may run a mapping party from time to time and I would like to meet other NYC mappers.

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Here are some links to get you up and running.


First, Install JOSM so you can edit the map

install JOSM


Learn how to use JOSM here

JOSM Editing



Introduction to OSM

There are a lot of links to click to navigate through this beginners guide, but it is a pretty good introdution covering collecting data with a GPS through editing.

Beginners Guide

Using GPS Babel

GPSBabel will translate from one GPS device file type to the universal GPX file format needed by JOSM or the KML format needed by Google Earth. You can download a MAC version and use the easy user Interface to choose your device file type from a list of files types. Here is a an example:

using GPSBabel


Public domain
All my contributions to OpenStreetMap are released into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In case this is not legally possible, I grant anyone the right to use my contributions for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.