osmand mapping

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by allan11, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. allan11

    allan11 Long timer

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    I have a small problem on a HTC phone that isn’t recognising the osmand folder on my computer..

    1. I have the free version on a HTC one xl phone which works fine and I can transfer gpx files from my computer to the phone and the APP works great. No problem..

    2. I paid for the full version of osmand+ which I have loaded on a newer HTC-PN071 phone, the maps work fine on the phone but when I plug it into the computer to transfer GPX files there is no osmand folder appearing? i have opened every folder and looked at every setting i can find but nothing??

    Any idea why this is??

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    Allan
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  2. wassie

    wassie Life is too short for traffic.

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    Ants @Nalo will be all over this
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    What Wayne said
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  4. allan11

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    yep he was all over it like a rash. should of got him to sort out the census problems.
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  5. adv.deviants

    adv.deviants Village Idiot in training

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    He was telling me about his 'big brick' and what he will do with it in his PM so I'm not too sure about this one just yet :mrskbasa
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  7. dog botherer

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    Hi Allan, the problem is likely that the osmand file has saved into a hidden area on the phone. rather than searching while on computer, download a file system like ES explorer from google play and search through that. Once you find it, move it to a area visible on your computer. This happened with a new motorola I got
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  8. adv.deviants

    adv.deviants Village Idiot in training

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    Or two birds with one stone - as you'll be using OsmAnd+ extensively (e.g. future BDRs and your international trip later this year), it is inevitable that you will run out of space (for GPX and XML file storage in future). As such, if you have/get an Android based phone with an expandable memory slot (for microSD card), then you can add external storage before reconfiguring the storage folder location setting to a folder location of your choice on the external (microSD card) storage.

    For OsmAnd+ in particular, you do this via Settings -> General Settings -> Data Storage Folder then select the subsequent prompt to copy all files and data across to this newly set location.

    Later when you connect the phone to your computer, navigate to the phone, to it's external storage option and follow the new folder location you had set (earlier). Search and locate the "tracks" subfolder in particular. Then, whilst using your computer, you would then copy GPX files to this "tracks" subfolder for OsmAnd+ to later find and load them.

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  9. wassie

    wassie Life is too short for traffic.

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    Allan I think your better of sticking to gogle maps
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  10. allan11

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    ok i uninstalled the app off the phone, deleted any osmand files (not folder) and then reinstalled the free version.. when i connect to the computer the osmand file appeared where it should be so i moved a couple of gpx files in then on the phone went to configure map, gpx tracks the same as on the other phone and it came up as no gpx tracks in file!!! so i used some nasty words like oh gosh and diddley bag!!!
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  11. adv.deviants

    adv.deviants Village Idiot in training

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    Catch up for coffee soon chief. I note you're now referring to the Free version (reinstalled) but I'd like to get my hammer to... err hands on your phone. In the meantime you can consult with Pete-DR regarding those general use queries you mentioned on the phone.
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  12. Hoots

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    When I looked closely at Osm a year or so ago it was clear that the maps for most of the area we ride in were sketchy at best - and completely vacant in many areas

    I went on to look through a range of other phone solutions, but was unable to find anything that could be considered a genuine alternative to the routing and tracking functionality of a dedicated GPS unit (I use Garmin Montana) and the solid maps it runs on (Garmin Topo)
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  13. Warin

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    The thing is with OSM you can change it ...
    and I do e.g added some 200 Post Offices in NSW 2 months ago!

    So why not add the data to OSM for the areas you are interested in? I'm busy adding stuff I'm interested in.
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  14. Hoots

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    To be honest, I've never really understood the altruism that seems to underpin freeware mapping

    As far as I'm concerned, my dollars go to a company that's taken the time (and commercial risk) to get something right - I'm happy with that

    And added to that is the fact that I don't know where every single track in the coastal ranges goes to - I don't know 9/10th of them - and because I want a mapping solution that I can use to plan routes and look at on the trail, something like Osmund with huge holes all over the place is actually worse than nothing at all

    I don't know, I guess every time I get into this debate it becomes clear to me that I'm talking to someone / people who just use GPS as a point of reference, for when they're out exploring - we plan a day down to every turn, and know that we can't get through the whole route in one day if we do much stuffing around - you just can't do this with dodgy maps

    But let's not get into the debate again - views get heated and nobody learns anything new
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    adv.deviants Village Idiot in training

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    Valid points. Most likely why I see a lot of other fellow inmates who run a double setup (GPS unit + mobile phone setup that includes app of choice) which I am personally leaning towards too (with a backup paper map packed away in panniers somewhere).
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  16. allan11

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    yes, good and oh dear!!! i did down load and paid for the full app but there was problems with that..

    i would pefer maps and run sheets and in a lot of cases they are easier for an overall view of where you are going (map 1 and 2), but as soon as there is a road that turns up where it isn't marked on the map or the name on Google is different than that of the street sign then a gps to confirm location is handy..

    on the 3rd map we were going to go to Leyburn but instead took the short cut to Karara which i had planned for.. we got to the intersection at Wickham rd but the sign said Warwick rd.. so with a pack of blokes looking over your shoulder you start to second guess did you write in down wrong, was it marked on google incorrectly and where fuck is Wickham road??? well it turned out it was about .1 of a km around to the right which was confirmed on the gps..

    with the run planned on Google Earth saved as google earth file converted to GPX and put into Osmand then there is no problem. all i need to do is handle bar mount the phone and run the track if the road/tracks become unclear or we are trying to find a hidden track..

    cunnamulla to boatman.jpg boatman st george.jpg

    run 8.jpg
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  17. Cruz

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    My HTC in a ram mount didnt last too long on my bike, the GPS and some other bits either froze up or stopped working altogether. I believe there is another thread on this here somewhere. It appears the newer and more advanced the phones are becoming then the more they do not like vibrations of any kind too much.

    Maps are good. Local area council maps if available are great.
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  18. Warin

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    Neither do I ... but...
    When editing OSM you get to use open imagery .. like Bing. And for NSW there is even better .. the department of Land and Property (LPI) has opened up their data for use .. and it is fairly good .. it has both Imagery (better than Bing =more resolution and less parallax error) and a 'base map (that includes tracks, roads, water tanks, State Forests, National Parks). Fairly easy to use it.

    I try to add the tracks and other things I might want to use in future trips so they are on the map when I go there. Just an addition to the planning stage.
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  19. allan11

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    i sorted it out,, i deleted every file or app off the phone that wasn't needed (not sure if that was the problem) then re-installed the full paid version again then gave the phone a choice to work or get hammered and then left it for a day so the phone could contemplate it's future and now everything works fine. see the threat of violence has a place in our modern society!!!
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  20. adv.deviants

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    rebellion is often a consequence of violence ;) this sounds inconsistent but glad you got it working
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