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I converted a kml file of a circle to gpx (in GPS Visualizer) and added timestamps, 1 second apart, to the trackpoints (in a text editor). I can see the circle overlain just fine on OpenStreetMap in GPX Editor, but when I upload the trace into OpenStreetMap proper, only the first trackpoint of the circle displays, with a blue pin. It doesn't matter if I set the trace to Private, Public, Trackable, or Identifiable. I'm obviously doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Here's the gpx file (I skipped most of the points):

<gpx version="1.1" creator="GPS Visualizer &lt;a href=" https:="" www.gpsvisualizer.com="" ""="">https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 ">http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd"> <time>2022-01-08T14:00:00Z</time> <trk> <name>Circle</name> <desc>radius 5 mi<P>Generated by <a href='http://kml4earth.appspot.com/'>Kml4Earth</a></desc> <trkseg> <trkpt lat="33.044047288" lon="-97.08732269"><time>2022-01-08T12:00:00Z</time></trkpt> <trkpt lat="33.054861676" lon="-97.088274469"><time>2022-01-08T12:00:01Z</time></trkpt> <trkpt lat="33.065435748" lon="-97.091130058"><time>2022-01-08T12:00:02Z</time></trkpt> . . . </trkseg> </trk> </gpx>

asked 08 Jan '22, 22:05

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I think that it's fair to say that that isn't the intended use of the "GPS Trace" feature in OSM - it's designed for capturing GPS traces that you've recorded, so that it can be compared with other GPS traces and other data and used to guess where a road or a path might go.

(09 Jan '22, 01:25) SomeoneElse ♦

Ah, OK. That I didn't know. I was trying to create a map using the OSM basemap with the circle as an overlay. Sorry for the confusion.

(09 Jan '22, 23:50) JohnT

"I was trying to create a map using the OSM basemap with the circle as an overlay. Sorry for the confusion." For that you would need to use another tool rather than import data into OSM itself. For example you could look at https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/ .

(10 Jan '22, 11:07) alan_gr

uMap is not really intuitive, start with the docs : https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UMap

There is also FacilMap : https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FacilMap

(10 Jan '22, 13:15) H_mlet

umap is exactly what I need. I was able to do what I wanted in seconds. I do apologize for wasting the time of those who were kind enough to help me - as one who constantly encouraged people to "read the manual" on a regular basis while working, I'm quite embarrassed by this. I really do appreciate your helpfulness.

(10 Jan '22, 14:31) JohnT

I was trying to use a drill to hammer a nail (or a hammer to drill a hole, not sure which). umap is what I needed all along. Thanks for all the help.

(10 Jan '22, 14:32) JohnT
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I agree with the comments, GPX tracks db in OSM are not meant for imports.

But for the records, it's normal that when you open a track on osm.org, it only displays a marker on the starting point. The tracks are displayed (merged) in a specific layer, available below the other layers as "Public GPS tracks".

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answered 10 Jan '22, 13:14

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