osmand mapping

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

  1. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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    Does anyone knows how to delete a track from OsmAnd? I searched all functions just don't see how. You can uncheck it for not showing on map, but not completelly delete?
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  2. stumps

    stumps Ageing Adolescent

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    I just use a File Manager and delete that way. For mine the install is on the external SDcard so it is: /extSDcard/Android/data/net.osmand.plus/files/tracks/*.gpx.
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  3. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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    Yes, I can delete in my phone directory, but it's still sitting in the OsmAnd itself
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    stumps Ageing Adolescent

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    Still in memory cache? Turn off visibility off GPX track..then back on. It should have cleared.
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  5. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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    Nope. I think that after the track was added to osmand, the copy is sitting in the osm even if was removed from phone downloads. But there is no option to remove it from osm (or its hidden).
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  6. stumps

    stumps Ageing Adolescent

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    In my setup...once deleted from the folder...thats it...its gone. The exception if the GPX view is left on for that file, it still displays. Turn that off and back on and the GPX track is gone. OsmAnd+ V2.5.4
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  7. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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    I'll have to check deeper... will see
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  8. Dustred

    Dustred Adventurer

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    I'm hearing you mate, nothing comes close to the detail that the osm map provides and its free!, wiki for mapping its great, you can lead a horse to water but u can't make it drink.



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  9. Warin

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    'Free' .. as in a good deal of work done by others for nix.

    I have about half the small tracks done in the Bargo State Forest. Should be finished by the end of the month.
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  10. Dustred

    Dustred Adventurer

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    I have contributed my fair share also, I only add firetrail detail, need to keep a few things to yourself, sorry about the hijack Allan

    If you use Garmin Basecamp and load the osm maps onto it, basecamp correlates with google earth also its great for trip planning.
    You can still export gpx's to osmand app.
    And it won't cost you a cent. If you get a bit tech saavy you can then contribute your adventures back to the adv community its a win win.


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  11. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I never really understood why anyone bothers with Osmand

    I downloaded maps for three of the areas we commonly ride in - 9/10th trails not there - whole swathes of forest completely without trails - even some reasonably major 2WD gravel roads were missing

    Seemed a bit ludicrous to me

    Have been using Garmin GPS / topo maps / Basecamp for years, and happy to continue doing so
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  12. Dustred

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    Osmand definitely has its limitations but is an alternative for those who don't have a stand alone gps and for whatever reason choose to use a smart ph as nav.
    Not to be confused with the openstreetmap map which is brilliant when used in conjunction with basecamp and google earth for trip planning. Getting better by the day as the community myself included add data to it.
    You can export gpx from basecamp to your smartphone osmandmap app easily as a workable track to nav by.

    If u send us the area by gps co-ord or similar I'll send a screenshot of the openstreetmap data for that area, u might be surprised.
    Don't want to start a pissing contest, I've used and PAID for a lot of mapsets over time and nothing comes close to detail that I have seen the openstreetmap has. And it costs nuthin.
    If like myself you benifit from it try and add some of your knowledge to the mapset, thats the beauty of how it works.
    Maybe can start another thread if interested I have totally hijacked Crazy Al's original post.


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  13. ShiftingSands

    ShiftingSands that's not my sand....

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    then why don't you sod off and go throw some more money at garmin, instead of repeatedly trying to hijack this thread to convince everyone else of your incomprehension?


    been using osmand since it was a beta, contributing to OSM sincr before that. back then OSM was patchy (10+ years ago though...), nowadays if you think paid maps are more up to date you've got your head garmins sandbucket.

    OSM is consistently better in the developing world in my experience . Used OSMAND in Africa and SE Asia twice now, leading guys with Garmin maps down roads that their maps said were miles away. Up.to date with ancient old local logging cart tracks right up to rapid roadworks in the batshit crazy cities too, garmin boys had no chance, all their roads had been bulldozed. Even found a few tracks the local bloke didn't know.

    Used it in 5/7 states here and haven't been down a track that wasn't mapped in some years. Backup with topo or rooftop papers.
    More people use it, the better it gets too., all for $0. Winner winner chicken dinner.

    2wheelie, try this - menu button, my places, then the my tracks tab, then expand the lists till you find your track, hit the "..." On the right next to the track, should be an option to delete . cheers
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  14. stumps

    stumps Ageing Adolescent

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    +1. Not many places I go where Garmin users have tracks that OSM (or Locus using essentially same maps) doesn't. I have used both and the flexibility and features of the app blows Garmin away IMHO...long sold Garmin 590LM.
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  15. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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    So, I did not find how to completely delete a track from OsmAnd.
    Also , I wonder if I could reverse the track, but don't see that option being available as well.
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