User:TomH

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I don't give a flying monkey's for tag voting, automatic changebots, endless discussions, categories, or any of that crap, but prefer to get on and actually do stuff.


TomH submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name TomH.
This user uses or has experience with a NaviGPS GT11 and might be willing to answer questions on it from OSM users
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I support the license
upgrade to ODbL v 1.0

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I support OSM by being a
member of the
OpenStreetMap Foundation

Are you?


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OpenStreetMap isn't a computer
project, it's an outdoors activity.

Less of the bulk imports and
wikifiddling please.
Go outside and map!


I'm Tom Hughes and I live in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, which I am currently surveying.

One of the OSM System Administrators

My hardware is a Fujitsu-Siemens PocketLoox N520 - a PDA running Windows Mobile 5 with a builtin SirfStar III GPS receiver. I'm currently trialing the BeeLineGPS to capture NMEA logs for OpenStreetMap.

Windows Mobile 5 includes support for sharing the GPS port among multiple programs so I can run TomTom at the same time as capturing logs without needing any additional software like GPSGate.

My other GPS is a NaviGPS GT11 which has the advantage that it can run for much longer periods on a single charge and has a bicycle mount to mount it on the handlebars where I can see it.

BeeLineGPS

Having used BeeLineGPS for several weeks now it seems to fulfill most of the requirements for a useful track logger:

  • Can log tracks to a CSV file, but this is a pain to upload to OSM as it does not include timestamps.
  • Can also log raw NMEA output from the GPS receiver, which is much more useful as gpsbabel can easily convert this to a GPX file for upload.
  • Can export waypoints in GPX format for loading into JOSM.
  • Has a good status screen showing number of satellites in view and in use, along with the signal strength from each satellite and the HDOP, VDOP and PDOP values.
  • Will happily run at the same time as TomTom and log data over a number of hours.

Awards

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  • TomH is awarded the Mega Star for uploading one million trackpoints
  • TomH is awarded the North Star for the awesome contribution to the openstreetmap project