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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Adding your traces to OpenStreetMap

Once you have your traces in GPX format, you can upload them to openstreetmap.org. Whether you need to upload your traces depends on which editing method you prefer; we'll cover editing in Chapter 5. If you want to use the online editor, Potlatch, you need to upload your traces. If you use a desktop editor such as JOSM or Merkaator, you don't need to upload your traces to use them, but it's still useful to OpenStreetMap as a project if you do.

It's hoped that in the future, the traces can be put to other uses, including automatically generating average speeds for roads, detecting one-way streets and the layout of junctions. This automatic processing isn't yet in place, but the more the data it has to work with ...

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