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How do I see the roads that I have added on OpenStreetMap on my iPhone?

asked 09 Jun '11, 18:49

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Depends what app you're using on the iPhone. If you tell us that we might be able to help.

(10 Jun '11, 07:07) Richard ♦

When you edit the map the changes are uploaded to the central OSM server. From there the changes trigger rerendering of the various maps. Depending on your iPhone program, you may get the changes through the central server directly, through one of the maps that are rendered, or from the maker of the program. This might take seconds, hours or days depending on the delivery method.

For a list of iPhone programs that use OpenStreetMap go to the wiki. There are many programs that are using other maps such as Google or Bing maps and these will not show your changes. However there seems to be more use of OpenStreetMap by programs that actually use the map data and not just the map renderings as OSM is cheaper for start-ups.

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answered 10 Jun '11, 10:32

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edited 10 Jun '11, 16:02

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you have to upload the gpx traces to the OSM site, then edit the map and save the edits, if you have and they appear on the map page(web site),You will have to wait for those edits to be converted to iphone format and then you will have to load this on lt,only then will the new map be on your iphone.

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answered 09 Jun '11, 19:30

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the source of you iphone app will probably give the date of last update.The files I put on my garmin (a different file type) are updated every two weeks so data will be at least that old when installed,but it's nice to see something on it that I've added,The process just takes a while

(09 Jun '11, 19:56) andy mackey

As you have added the roads on OpenStreetMap, you can view them by visiting the website

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answered 10 Jun '11, 01:47

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