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Is there a way to search all tracks at a certain location or in a certasin area

asked 09 May '14, 07:49

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Please explain what tracks you are looking for and what you intend to do with them.

(09 May '14, 07:57) scai ♦

Also describe your usecase. Are you a mapper? Are you a data user? A programmer?

(09 May '14, 14:00) aseerel4c26 ♦

Assuming that you speak of GPX tracks which we call "traces" - no, this is not possible.

The OpenStreetMap backend stores uploaded traces in two forms. It keeps the original files, but also processes them and inserts all points found in the traces into the database. The original files cannot be queries by location - the only API calls available for accessing the original files are "all traces for the logged in user", and "trace with id X". The database can be queried by location (there is an API call that gives you all trackpoints in a given area) but that access mode will not tell you which track a point is from so you cannot reconstruct the full track. The same is true for the full GPX planet dump - it contains all trackpoints but not the track IDs.

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answered 11 May '14, 12:15

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If you mean all GPS traces uploaded to OSM, read on how you can see them in iD. The same layer is available for JOSM users

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answered 09 May '14, 09:18

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If you edit with Potlatch2 click GPS dropdown and GPS Dataalt text

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answered 09 May '14, 23:47

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edited 10 May '14, 01:33

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