User:Gerkin

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I'm a bit of a defector from Geocaching, as I prefer the walking and navigating to mucking around and searching. I live in Canterbury and spend a fair bit of time out and about in the hills and mountains of the South Island of New Zealand.

My main OpenStreetMap interest is mapping walking, mountain biking, tramping (hiking) routes & tracks; peaks, parks, reserves, wildness and recreational areas rather than urban street mapping.

I am currently walking the length of the Southern Alps during summer months and recording tracks and features along the way to upload to OpenStreetMap.


OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name gerkin.

This user uses or has experience with a Garmin eTrex Yellow and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

This user uses or has experience with a Garmin eTrex H and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

This user uses or has experience with a Holux M-241 and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

This user uses or has experience with a Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 based chipset, Serial to USB adaptor and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

I'm using:

GPSBabel Linux Based Bash Scripts

  • I have been using Linux for about 7 years, I'm not much of a coder but I have written a couple of linux bash scripts for the Garmin eTrex H and the Holux M-241
  • The scripts use GPSBabel to download & filter track data for uploading to OpenSreetMap
  • They are available for download via Dropbox from here: [1], or email me if you prefer and I'll send them to you directly
  • Save the "gps_download.tar.gz" file to your computer and extract in /home, installation and usage instructions are in the "README.txt" file

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