I can successfully upload my GPS traces, and then proceed to add details to OSM - usually footpaths and tracks. I find the light colour used in P2 for my traces almost impossible to see on quite a lot of backgrounds - which may partly be due to my slightly defective colour sight. Is there some way of changing the colour of my trace, simply so I can actually see it?

asked 25 Oct '14, 21:30

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I used to think that the cyan colour GPX trace wasn't too clear and it is a very fine line, but with better glasses it hasn't troubled me, I did change monitors maybe that also helped me. I wonder if adjusting your monitor's colour balance would help or even a tinted lens like that used by some 3D TV systems would help, like the old red green specs used in the cinema a few times. Trace colour as been the subject of some suggestions. sorry I don't know a way of fine tuning trace visibility. see

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Potlatch_2/Suggested_enhancements#GPS_Trails

Another option is to click floating window option ( Background tab ) then turn off background, you will then get a split screen one without a background and the bing with a cursor only, like this. see screen shot.alt text

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answered 27 Oct '14, 07:29

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edited 27 Oct '14, 21:18

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I cannot check it now (no Flash), but if I remember correctly, there may be a colour option in the "background → vector file" menu of P2.

In any case: the other editor JOSM offers you this option (and to customize much, much more ... e.g. map styles). It may be interesting for you (but you would need quite some time to read, try and learn and to be careful).

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answered 25 Oct '14, 22:40

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edited 25 Oct '14, 22:46

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I can only find dim and sharpen setting, I couldn't see any colour change fron the cyan one, you could try none background but that will have other problems of course.

(26 Oct '14, 16:05) andy mackey

@andy mackey: thanks. I may be wrong.

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