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I read this question looking for an answer why my uploaded GPS trail, which I then edited and drew in the editor doesn't show. I uploaded the map and edited it in Potlach 2 (drawing the trail by hand following the uploaded GPS waypoints) over a month ago. While the trail does now show on the map when I log in to openstreetmap, I don't see it on my phone, where I have the app installed (based on Openstreetmap maps) and updated several times since then. Anybody able to explain this to me?

asked 11 Apr '16, 11:25

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converted to question 11 Apr '16, 11:29

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A link to the trail object in OSM would help.

(11 Apr '16, 12:10) Vincent de P... ♦
(11 Apr '16, 13:01) Richard ♦

When something is added to the OSM database it won't show on any versions of the map (except in the editor) until that new data is used to render one of the many maps available. If i look for new map for my Garmin by searching for "osm on garmin" it is probable that any prebuilt map.img i find could be a month old. For your problem you should contact and ask them how recentley they updated their maps from the osm database. We tend to think computers are instant, sometimes they are not. EDIT looking at the update frequency for osm garmin.imgs here shows some are done daily while others are some months. Quote from site "The OpenStreetMap database is updated every minute. As for the app itself, we update maps with almost every new release. If you have made a modification in OSM, you will be able to see it in the next release." edit link to Diary entry and comments

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answered 12 Apr '16, 10:30

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edited 22 Apr '16, 08:18


see also these blog entries about map update frequence and daily download source:

which leads to

(23 Apr '16, 08:42) stephan75

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