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I have got a few thousand cleaned GPX files of motorbikes. These trace files majorly represent missing roads in OSM (which I have derived by using months of bikers data and identifying trace points which are not near any of the road segments in OSM). I want to contribute to OSM on a regular basis and want to take an opinion on my workflow for submission of these trace files to OSM.


  1. Upload all GPX files in bulk using OSM UI or using API.
  2. Pass some GPS-tags, e.g. name, id, status, etc. So, that I can query data that I have uploaded.
  3. Have a team of 2-3 people who can then use JOSM or other editors to make ways/roads from this GPX data to OSM

Questions -

  1. Is this a correct workflow for uploading and making ways/roads from GPX files?
  2. Can I use GPS-tags to track of how many gpx files have been converted into ways/roads? Also, Is there any alternative to have this capability?

asked 10 May '19, 15:43

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edited 16 May '19, 08:52

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