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I am working on a juicytrails web and app project. It is a trail map and app based on OSM data that renders trails according to permitted use. The app enables users to record GPS traces of their adventures. We would like for users to be able to share their traces to their OSM accounts in order to facilitate trail mapping on OSM. We would like to know how to set this up with OSM. Who do we contact? Or are there some instructions somewhere on the interweb.



asked 22 Jul '13, 23:01

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edited 23 Jul '13, 01:50

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Great! I think (have not programmed with the API myself …) those API docu sections uploading traces (and authentication) are the info you are searching for. It may be useful to look into the source of open source applications like OsmAnd to see how the upload is done there.

Please try to make the users aware of what the use of gpx traces to OSM is (and which not to upload). Please also try to put in technical restrictions to prevent uploads of traces which have been recorded with the mouse (maybe even using google maps as background) if your application has that feature. Well, if you require a user to register an own account that all is not that important - more important if you would upload with a dedicated proxy account.

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answered 23 Jul '13, 01:24

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