How do I save a path that I discovered?

Eli shared this question 48 days ago
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Sometimes when hiking, I discover a path, that is not shown on the map. I'd like to save these, so I can view them on my map, together with all the other paths on the map.

I could record it and save it as a track, but since a track has a direction, it is not appropriate, as my discovered path has no direction. I would also like navigation to take these paths into account.

What is the best way to save and show these paths on the map?

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The navigation with Brouter has the data after a week. It used to be like that. But I think there is a possibility to have new data after a day.

You can make a copy of your recording. Then edit the track and shorten it down to the missing path. Then save them in a separate folder (missing paths). There you specify that all tracks adopt the Style folder. In the stem folder you define the appearance of the track. Choose a track style that is similar to the trails (color, width, etc.). But you can also give each individual track a separate style. The style folder saves work.

Nevertheless, I ask you to maintain the data in OSM. Other users are grateful to them. And if they think so, they also have better map data.

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That depends on which card you are using. Most are based on OSM. Then you have to enter the recorded trace there. https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/49.1294/9.5828

Then after the update of the map, the track is displayed. The same for navigation.

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That's going to take a while until the edit gets accepted, and the map updates, maybe a few months. Plus the edit may not get accepted. Is there no way to add a path to the map just for myself, for immediate use?

It's OK if navigation doesn't take it into account, although it would be a plus if it would.

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The navigation with Brouter has the data after a week. It used to be like that. But I think there is a possibility to have new data after a day.

You can make a copy of your recording. Then edit the track and shorten it down to the missing path. Then save them in a separate folder (missing paths). There you specify that all tracks adopt the Style folder. In the stem folder you define the appearance of the track. Choose a track style that is similar to the trails (color, width, etc.). But you can also give each individual track a separate style. The style folder saves work.

Nevertheless, I ask you to maintain the data in OSM. Other users are grateful to them. And if they think so, they also have better map data.

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Thank you, I'll try to do that, both saving as tracks, and editing OSM.

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Hi,

I'm sorry but the best solution is to become a member of OSM community and add track into OSM. Please see https://learnosm.org/en/beginner/ for more info.

For example, in Maps > Online > Osm other > Classis is an update available in a couple of minutes (I think :) ). For other offline map can be update really slower. It depends what map do you use.

Thanks, Petr

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Thank you, that link will be useful when I wish to edit OSM.

I use offline LoMaps, which seem to only update every few months.

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Thanks, the LoMaps are updated every 2-3 months. There are some alternative projects like OpenAndroMaps that are updates more often.

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I hadn't heard of OpenAndroMaps, good to know about it.

However at the bottom of https://www.openandromaps.org/en/downloads/asia-middle-east it says: "Update schedule: 4-5 weeks for Europe/Germany States, 4-5 times each year for Germany general-map + the other areas". Since I leave in 'other areas' it's not more often than LoMaps.

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I'm sorry I'm not so familiar with OAM. I thought that maps are updated more frequently. So I can only suggest to use some combination online OSM (too check your edits) with older offline or you can generate own maps from raw OSM data

https://github.com/mapsforge/mapsforge/blob/master/docs/Getting-Started-Map-Writer.md

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