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Bienvenido a Openmtbmap.org - ¡Consiga los mapas más populares para bicicleta de montaña de todo el mundo! Todos los días más de 4000 personas llegan a esta página para obtener información y conseguir mapas que les guíen por los mejores senderos, en lugar de extraviarse. Estas son las razones por las que confiar en los Openmtbmaps:

 

  • ¿Tipo de vía / calle? Diferenciación clara entre todos los tipos de vía. Los mapas muestran la información de manera ideal para ciclistas / montañeros. Por ejemplo, con flechas de descenso para indicar senderos con pendiente muy pronunciada.

  • Información de interés para MTB & senderismo / montañismo & ciclismo, tal como fuentes de agua potable, refugios de montaña, postes de información,… Las rutas se muestran de manera evidente junto a (y no en lugar de) las calles, diferenciadas por colores según su tipo, y según su importancia

  • Curvas de nivel basadas en los excelentes datos de viewfinderpanoramas.org. De mucha mejor calidad en las zonas montañosas que los datos SRTM3", que padecen de abundantes huecos sin información.

  • ¿Quiere participar?  ¿Está el mapa incompleto o es incorrecto? Puede participar y añadir la información que falta a OSM. ¡Actualizo los mapas todas las semanas, así que cada semana los mapas son mejores y más completos! Únase a los más de 300.000 usuarios que mapean en OSM en todo el mundo, y añada vías o corrija los errores usted mismo.

  • Buena documentación porque todo lo que pueda y necesite saber se puede encontrar en Openmtbmap.org. Primeros pasos y descargue los mapas

  • Velomap: Si monta principalmente por carreteras o usa su bicicleta de carretera, ofrezco también los mapas VeloMap. Los mapas VeloMap prestan especial atención a las carreteras adecuadas para ciclistas y a las vías y rutas ciclistas. Al mostrar menos detalles, estos mapas resultan más fáciles de entender.

  

 

 

¿Quién puede usar los mapas de openmtbmap.org?

Los mapas que aquí se ofrecen son principalmente para su uso por parte de propietarios de GPS Garmin y ciclistas de montaña en general, sin embargo no es necesario que disponga de un GPS para usarlos. Qlandkarte GT, un visor de mapas de software libre y de descarga gratuita permite visualizar los mapas en toda su dimensión, y aunque no posea un GPS Garmin ni haya comprado mapas de Garmin, siempre puede instalar el Garmin MapSource en su ordenador y disfrutar del autorouting como nunca. Además de los anteriores hay programas de terceros tales como Gloups o Garmin Mobile XT que se pueden usar para ver los mapas de openmtbmap.org en su PDA o smartphone.

 

Acerca de openmtbmap.org

Comencé a trabajar con OSM porque vi la oportunidad de que, por primera vez en la historia, hubiera mapas creados por ciclistas de montaña para ciclistas de montaña. Sin embargo en esos momentos aún no había ninguna estructura para clasificar caminos, por lo tanto desarrollé la etiqueta mtb:scale así como otros muchos otros atributos para OSM. Sin embargo casi nadie usaba estas nuevas etiquetas, así que comencé a crear mapas que las mostraran, y al cabo de unos meses publiqué openmtbmap.org para poner los mapas a disposición de cualquiera que deseara descargarlos.

En la actualidad hay en torno a 2000-5000 visitantes diarios diferentes en openmtbmap.org (medido mediante Google Analytics).

Openstreetmap nos da la capacidad de crear mapas realmente orientados a bicicleta de montaña como nunca hasta ahora había sido posible. ¡Por esta razón le animo a involucrarse y comenzar a participar en OSM, como ya hacen más de 300.000 personas en todo el mundo!


  

 


Map Updates – Recap 2…

 

Hallo Everyone, let's continue the news recap and also inform you about latest changes.


First off all there are new contourlines for Denmark, Norway and Finland and Sweden. They are fully based on viewfinderpanoramas.org 1" data – so very high quality. However for Sweden only the 50km bordering Norway are actually excellent quality. The rest is based on 3" data.

So good news for your next trip to Scandinavia. Hopefully soon viewfinderpanoramas.org will update the data for the Alps too – then I will of course also update the contourlines in the Alps.

 

Also I went through openmtbmap and velomap websites and made sure no more broken image links are present anymore. So the map legend and the screenshots are updated (lesson for me – never upload any images to image hosters – or expect them to be deleted after a couple of years).

I'm thinking of upgrading the layout of the websites end of this year – but still some time to go.

 

Lots of work on removing obsolete fixme=incomplete arrows in the maps. Now  it should really only be used if a highway is not fully entered in OSM database and also some more stringent requirements when fixme=continue or noexit=no are shown with arrows in the maps.

 

Again more work on transliteration.

 

Highway=unclassified was shown with highway=residential color in resolution 23. Fixed for both Openmtbmap and Velomap

 


Here's a screenshot of North Norway with the new contourlines (well to be frank – you won't notice on the overview- but if you zoom in then the higher quality is quite obvious).

 

Recap of older Changes

 

fix bug on unclassifieds roads that are part of mtb route and shown as track…

Another big change – especially important for well developed countries is that there is now a new layout for unpaved primary/secondary/tertiary/unclassified/residential roads. I will still optimize this a bit in the future though. However since 3 weeks it should be clear to anyone if for example a tertiary road is not paved.

I still think that the OSM key smoothness is a much better tag to indicate road condition for cycling than tracktype. Of course I convert the values to tracktype – trying to make sure that a grade1 is always paved, a grade2 is a compacted surface (e.g. good condition gravel) and so on. However I mainly relied on smoothness if available to do so. Badly though I must say I noticed much more errors on smoothness values than on tracktype values. Therefore I now treat both keys as same important – and use them much stronger for errorchecking.

Also I reworked the surface key in order to better classify tracks and trails – inocorporating many new values


OSM changed the way forests and wood are described. I therefore uncluded the new keys Leaf_cycle and Leaf_type in order to classify wood/forest/scrub. I keep on using the standard european map layout with mixed, deciduous and coniferous only though. Also for a long time natural=wood without wood=…. was omitted in resolution 21 in the maps. Fixed this.

Lots of countries got improved address search by incorporating the local rules better.

Service=high_speed for highspeed trains (plus rework of other keys that identify high speed railway lines), and better identification of big rivers/canals.

Rework of naming of peaks and summits.

All maps now have integrated contours – also Asia. So for any country (on windows) the installer will automatically install the contourlines. Long time this was not true for Asia.

 

Many many more fixes and changes were done.  OSM is constantly evolving, and so are tagging practices. I try my best to constantly reflect this.

 

 

Finally some Open MTB Map News again ….

 

Well I must say, I'm sorry but I have been really lazy about posting news of the maps. I always thought – let's implement this feature – then post a big long news article – and well I never got to do that…

 

So let's split it up into several news posts summarizing the changes over the last year.. Lets start with a list of added Countries and continent maps over the last 14 months:

New Countries where you can cycle to and get the right maps


Antarctica  – well there is not much coverage in OSM here – but it was the last missing continent. Of course with contourlines

and Greenland.

 

Asia – contourlines are now integrated into the installer. Otherwise there is a lot of new Asian countries which I recommend instead because it's a huge download (especially the contourlines at around 9GB)..

 

French Dom Tom:

  • Guadeloupe
  • Guyane
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Reunion

 

in Africa: Cameroon, Sierra-leone

 

in Asia: Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia-asian-part, Sri-lanka, Syria, Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia-asian-part, Sri-lanka, Syria


in  Australia-oceania: Fiji

 

 

Other Big Changes Part 1 – Internationalization and Unicode:

Since about 1 months all maps of countries that are not by default using latin script – are in Unicode. This means that a map can have e.g. both cyrillic script and latin script. Before often in such countries there were many characters showing as "?" Questionmark or just a box. After doing a lot of work on this – I have now the maps if available in OSM bilingual. If you search for a city – you can search by the english name, or by the local name. Only in the address search you will need to use the local name for searching an address. In general if an english (or sometimes French, German, Durch, Spanish, Italian, Danish) name is available in OSM database – then the name will be: English name (local name). E.g. Běijīng (北 京市). In countries where I assume translation is not necessary (e.g. European countries using latin script) – only cities are translated as a second point. So you can search for Munich as well as for München in the city search. For address search of your you need the local name – so use München.

I hope that in future I can have all maps in non latin script using countries also transliterated  like international name, if no international name avalaible then transliterated (local name).


There is one catch however – old GPS units – like Vista HCx or GPSMaps 60 series – cannot show unicode maps properly. They will only show the international names if available. That's why I hope especially to get a transliteration in any case at least for city names (let's see about street names) in the coming months. But currently this is not possible.

 

More updates of what has changed, in the next few days…