Hi All,

First time poster so please be gentle. I've looked for help on this but can't find any. Does Open Street Map have any tools to help me create (and export) a map with GPS markers plotted on it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Edit: I would be providing the GPS coordinates.

asked 25 Sep '11, 13:06

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edited 25 Sep '11, 13:14

Could you precise what kind of export do you want: static map (image) or web map?

(29 Sep '11, 09:14) NicolasDumoulin

Thanks for all the answers. I haven't had time to follow up on any of the suggestions yet, but I will, I promise :-)

To answer the last question, I need to create a static map right now, but I would like to know how to create a web map in the future.

(01 Oct '11, 12:27) cag8f

Quick & dirty reply presuming you are using Potlatch 2 as your editor:

1 Connect GPS to PC and open OSM
2 Click on 'GPS Traces' tab
3 Click on 'Upload a trace' link
4 Click 'Choose file' button and locate your file
5 Complete Description and tags then select Visibility you want
6 Click 'Upload' button to upload your file to the server (may take a while to be published - you'll get an email when done)

When done:
7 Click on Edit tab in OSM
8 Click 'GPS data' dropdown button in blue bar at top of map and select My tracks
select your track and job done! :-)

Hope this helps.

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edited 25 Sep '11, 21:31

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Thanks to you both. When I get some time I'll try both of those and let you know.

(26 Sep '11, 08:24) cag8f

You can achieve that easily with the javascript library OpenLayers or using a web service such as ShowYourJourney. For the home-made solution, using OpenLayers, you can find some examples on the wiki. For example, I've also published an example.

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answered 28 Sep '11, 10:10

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Thanks Nicolas, you helped me discover OpenLayers.

(27 Jan '12, 20:28) gerdami

Checkout Viking GPS. It's FOSS that runs on Linux and Windows. You can enter GPS Coordinates manually, or read them from a GPS. It can dispay them on top of almost any tile server, including ones that use the OSM data (e.g. Mapnik, Cloudmade). You can also export created map to a file.

I personally user Viking when I am creating maps for road rallies so I can show people where they should have been.

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answered 28 Sep '11, 18:14

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  1. Download Maperitive and run it.
  2. Drag and drop your GPX file into it.
  3. Choose one of the export options from the menu.
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answered 27 Jan '12, 21:53

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you should digg in direction of Mapnik, not openstreetmap

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answered 25 Sep '11, 14:37

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Thanks for all the answers. I haven't had time to follow up on any of the suggestions yet, but I will, I promise :-)

To answer the last question, I need to create a static map right now, but I would like to know how to create a web map in the future.

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