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Ok, So if we wanted to have dynamic real time objects in OSM, how would we do it? e.g: pedestrians (whos gps position we know from phone data). There GPS position would need to be continuously updated in OSM server and be available for other users.

Anyone know of any projects or layers that do anything similar to this?

asked 08 Mar '16, 12:41

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How would you do it? That's easy - you wouldn't. It's entirely outside the scope of what OSM is.

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answered 08 Mar '16, 12:47

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OSM is a database of objects and attributes of objects that have at least a semi-stable geographic location (aka are in the same location at least for weeks, not seconds).

In an application as yours you will typically always store the position of the tracked objects in a completly separate database and only refer to OSM for reverse geo-coding and display purposes.

See and for examples.

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answered 08 Mar '16, 12:50

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edited 08 Mar '16, 12:50

Thanks for your reply. Very useful links. Yes I suppose that OSM could just be used to Geo-reference the objects in a separate database optimized for temporal context. I am pretty new to all this but was just hoping there was a simple little add on layer for OSM... Alas it doesn't seem that simple.

(08 Mar '16, 14:02) MadCabbage

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