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I'have a local OSRM setup and a local Postgres of OSM (converted using osm2pgsql). Now, I've some GPS data for which there is no road in my OSM map. What are the correct ways to upload my GPS data into OSM data both locally and globally?

I want to make a single road for my GPS trace and test it before I submit it back to So, it's preferred to update OSM data on my local server, rebuild OSRM to test it.

asked 06 May '19, 15:55

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If you want to have the GPS track itself visible on there are some instructions for this on the "upload GPS tracks" page of the wiki. You will need to convert them to gpx format first.

Creating ways is normally done by hand with editing software of your choice, the raw GPS traces are often quite messy so you will probably want to 'smooth' things out when you make it.

While I can't offer advice on introducing edits into you local routing setup, I do know that JOSM has a GraphView plugin that can be used to visualise the effects of turn restrictions and routing information. This may give you enough confidence in your edit to upload to OSM without local testing. You would then be able to update your local OSRM server according to your normal process which would then include the new road.

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answered 06 May '19, 16:26

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Is there any way I can automate submitting of GPX files on OSM either via JOSM or any other way?

(10 May '19, 14:17) gps_trace

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