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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 <>. 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.

Bugs found:

  • 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)


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