I am a computer science student with a background in orienteering. I have done some mapping in my local town Uppsala in Sweden, mainly in the areas Eriksberg, Ekebydalen, Flogsta and Stadsskogen.
GPS Track for OSM
I have modified GPS Track (made originally by Dana Peters to whom all credits go) with User:Sebastiaans modifications (better detail, altitude, timestamps and improved GPX file format) so that it now can upload those tracks directly to OSM. This works on my Nokia 2630 phone with a Bluetooth GPS. The source may be found here <http://www.update.uu.se/~jerker/OSMTrack.tgz>. I have been using Eclipse - Mobile Tools for Java as an IDE.
There are some bugs and misfeatures yet to be fixed. Among them:
- It should be possible to enter a description of the track.
- Better filenames when uploading.
- Fix time stamp on track and on points.
- Do not show the password every time a track is uploaded.
--JNyb 20:46, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
For version 1.1.26 I fixed the timestamps, masking of password and the filename. I don't think I will enhance it further, it works fine for me... But possible enhancements are:
- Add a custom description and tags for the uploaded trace.
- Add an option for setting trace default public or not.
- Set the time stamp for the track in the GPX file to the real creation time of trace, not the GPX file ifself.
- Compress the upload for faster transfer.
- Strip the application for all unnecessary stuff to get a smaller binary.
--JNyb 13:19, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
For version 1.1.27 I changed the Java Microedition configuration to CLDC-1.0 and Microedition Profile to MIDP-1.0 which I hope may work better on older phones.
--JNyb 19:34, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Version 1.1.28. Fixed:
- MIDP-2.1 may enter the backlight menu now.
- Removing the last track will produce a program error.
- With the backlight enabled in the backlight menu the backlight only slowly blinks, not does not stay on.
--JNyb 19:22, 29 March 2009 (UTC)