I cant see my gps trace on the map, anyone who knows how to do? Or how long time it will take until I can see it? It is a school project that needs to be done next week.

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(14 Nov '19, 20:54) andy mackey

If you want to see a gpx overlaid on OSM you could use GPS Prune but you'll have to install Java to run it.

(14 Nov '19, 20:58) andy mackey

When you upload GPS tracks to OpenStreetMap they usually become visible within a few minutes on the GPS traces overlay. However, this is only possible if you have either selected "Public" or "Identifiable" in the visibility dropdown.

The GPS trace layer sometimes also has other issues, where certain tracks don't render (See issues #5110 and #2450 on the OpenStreetMap repo). If you want to view all uploaded GPS tracks, you can use e.g. JOSM and download GPS data from OSM.

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answered 13 Nov '19, 14:59

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edited 13 Nov '19, 15:28


And just to make sure you have the right expectations: The GPS traces can be viewed as an aid for mapping. You only see them in an overlay on top of the actual map. Traces do not get converted automatically into roads or paths. That has to be done manually.

(13 Nov '19, 15:59) TZorn
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