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Need GPX track option #23

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bryceco opened this Issue · 9 comments

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@bryceco
Owner

Need an option for creating/uploading GPX tracks

@khelbley

This gets my vote for next major enhancement. I was actually expecting to start logging a track if I press and held the GPS button - instead I found search.

@DerKarlos

+1

When I read "Track your location and heading" in the features, I expected recording tracks. That would be great of course.

But the next step should be displaying a track. Thats what I need for my edits. I see two ways to get them:

  • Accepting the file extension *.GPS form the iOS-API. That would also work with Dropbox.
  • Downloading from the OSM-API What ever may be the simplest to code.
@bryceco
Owner

We'll track creating a GPX with this bug (#23).

Displaying a GPX will be here: #45

@bryceco
Owner

I'm ready to start implementing this, but I've never used GPX traces in any form. What features do we need? Obviously start/stop recording and uploading/e-mailing. Beyond that, what?

@DerKarlos

Oh! Recording is good. But import and display existing tracks may be more important.
I have several devices to record and a lot of tracks in the que.
Recording: start pause-toggle stop->save,mail,dropbox,OSM-upload. Later: merge near by points.
You may buy Motion-X GPS as an example for much features and ugly interface.

@khelbley

my ideal use case is using gomap to record a track.

start, stop, email, and upload to osm. plot the track while it is being recorded, give me total path length as a nice reference when hiking

of the tracks recorded, give me option to choose which ones to plot on the map so i can use them for map creation later.

I am very excited to have this as the next major feature!

@qurm

Hi,

I'd also like to see a track creation feature in Go Map! as a priority. It is a great app for POIs, but to record new tracks/paths it is not that easy, as you have to constantly add nodes.

From my experience (with OSM Tracker) you need to be able to start, stop and start a new track;
In the settings allow user to chose 1) the frequency of datapoints (each 10s, 1min etc), 2)optional recording of dpop, 3) naming of tracks
Some apps seem to write a file as GPX as the app runs, others store the data internally and then export to GPX format on demand. If you write GPX/XML as you go, then consider how you will close the XML file nicely if the app suddenly terminates.
The features to analyse a track as trip and calculate speed, distance, duration etc (above from knelbley) are nice to have, but of secondary importance.
I'd suggest you keep it very simple at the beginning. I'd be happy to do some testing if you need help..

Andy

@brianegge

Strava is a free app which lets you record and export GPX tracks. You have to download the GPX from the website though.

@khelbley

ios program 'mAPP' implemented it the way i was thinking. hit record to start recording, and then email the gpx to yourself when done.

http://www.offlinemap.info

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