Openmtbmap.org - Mountainbike and Hiking Maps based on Openstreetmap « Openmtbmap.org - Mountainbike and Hiking Maps based on Openstreetmap https://openmtbmap.org Routable Maps for Garmin GPS for outdoor sports Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:56:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Meet you at Lago di Gardahttps://openmtbmap.org/updates/meet-you-at-lago-di-garda/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/meet-you-at-lago-di-garda/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:25:47 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2748

(note - german translation on the website as always)

Well - this time the news are not much. Over the last weeks I've been mainly bugged down by various administration tasks and only updated little things on the maps.

E.g. today I went through all of the plugins of this website and tried to replace all those that were not updated anymore - sometimes quite tedious to find proper replacements...

 

So actually I'm happy that summer is over - and for me now the quiter period of the year (till February) is starting...

 

Therefore I will be cycling 5 days at Lago di Garda starting Friday Morning till Wednesday.. Would be happy to meet up with some people - also maybe some Italians living in Trento? I know you've been mapping mtb trails around your area from my last trip. I'm open for anything from S1 to S5 (only condition singletrails downhill - but does not need to be very difficult).

If I'm riding alone I'll be outfitted with my etrex 30 on the right hand side of the handlebar, and my Oregon 600 on the left hand side - to try out map visibility, little tweaks, [...]]]>

(note - german translation on the website as always)

Well - this time the news are not much. Over the last weeks I've been mainly bugged down by various administration tasks and only updated little things on the maps.

E.g. today I went through all of the plugins of this website and tried to replace all those that were not updated anymore - sometimes quite tedious to find proper replacements...

 

So actually I'm happy that summer is over - and for me now the quiter period of the year (till February) is starting...

 

Therefore I will be cycling 5 days at Lago di Garda starting Friday Morning till Wednesday.. Would be happy to meet up with some people - also maybe some Italians living in Trento? I know you've been mapping mtb trails around your area from my last trip. I'm open for anything from S1 to S5 (only condition singletrails downhill - but does not need to be very difficult).

If I'm riding alone I'll be outfitted with my etrex 30 on the right hand side of the handlebar, and my Oregon 600 on the left hand side - to try out map visibility, little tweaks, future changes and so on... Cannot always do this on my hometrails..

 

Also for the first time in my biking career - I bought a nice shiny bike, instead of assembling components onto used frames.. (well not new, it was a testbike so I got a hefty discount - but top of the line and nearly everything as new).

Here's a little scary video of my 3rd day on the new bike - still need some time to get used to it for the really crazy section where I'm spotting and didn't ride myself (next time I hope I can get my brain to say yes to it....)

 

best quality (download or playback in modern browser with very fast internet connection only):

https://openmtbmap.org/wp-content/uploads/mtb/short_little_italy.mp4

 

 

(better quality - needs clicking in the bottom to change from 720P to 1080P)

http://videos.mtb-news.de/38125

 

(lowest quality but most popular host)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyfoIVMMOPg

 

Just to note - at Lago di Garda I will also ride much easier stuff...

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/meet-you-at-lago-di-garda/feed/ 2 Map Updates – Recap 2…https://openmtbmap.org/updates/new_contourlines_scandinavia/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/new_contourlines_scandinavia/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:18:04 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2528

 

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 [...]]]>

 

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.

 

Oh - and I noted I haven't been mtbiking much lately. Will need to do much more. Maybe something similar to this trip report I stumpled on (also with openmtbmaps of course):

http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/t/solo-alpencross-2014-in-suedtirol.716888/

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/new_contourlines_scandinavia/feed/ 4 Finally some Open MTB Map News again ….https://openmtbmap.org/updates/en-finally-open-mtb-map-news-de-seit-langem-mal-wieder-news-von-der-open-mtb-map-es-finally-open-mtb-map-news-finally-open-mtb-map-news/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/en-finally-open-mtb-map-news-de-seit-langem-mal-wieder-news-von-der-open-mtb-map-es-finally-open-mtb-map-news-finally-open-mtb-map-news/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:30:55 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2514

 

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 get your favorite Garmin maps to Mountainbike...

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 [...]]]>

 

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 get your favorite Garmin maps to Mountainbike...

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...

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11. May Map Updates – New Overview Maphttps://openmtbmap.org/updates/new_overview_map/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/new_overview_map/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 21:29:18 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2201 Well finally after many years of empty overview maps, since a few weeks (as written in my last posts) mkgmap was able to write simple overviewmaps. So much faster zooming/panning when zoomed out fast in Mapsource, Basecamp, QLandkarteGT. From todays map update onwards, the overview map now has several layers. This makes the orientation when zoomed out far, still a lot better.

 

Therefore I also update the Europe map again, because on large area maps, this is even more important. However not only is it faster now on the desktop - but also on the GPS the basemap will become visible earlier, making zooming out work much faster (before I always had to compromise between speed on GPS, vs speed on Desktop, not anymore). Therefore however again I had to add some types to the .typ-file (0x11f04, 0x11f05, 0x10f0a).

 

Besides the work on the overview map, I will start to work on a worldwide basemap. The problem is that currently some Garmin GPS come with a routeable basemap, in some cases this destructs the routing of detailed maps, like openmtbmaps and velomaps. I will try to create a good basemap, that can go in combination with velomaps/openmtbmap [...]]]> Well finally after many years of empty overview maps, since a few weeks (as written in my last posts) mkgmap was able to write simple overviewmaps. So much faster zooming/panning when zoomed out fast in Mapsource, Basecamp, QLandkarteGT. From todays map update onwards, the overview map now has several layers. This makes the orientation when zoomed out far, still a lot better.

 

Therefore I also update the Europe map again, because on large area maps, this is even more important. However not only is it faster now on the desktop - but also on the GPS the basemap will become visible earlier, making zooming out work much faster (before I always had to compromise between speed on GPS, vs speed on Desktop, not anymore). Therefore however again I had to add some types to the .typ-file (0x11f04, 0x11f05, 0x10f0a).

 

Besides the work on the overview map, I will start to work on a worldwide basemap. The problem is that currently some Garmin GPS come with a routeable basemap, in some cases this destructs the routing of detailed maps, like openmtbmaps and velomaps. I will try to create a good basemap, that can go in combination with velomaps/openmtbmap showing the most important map features there are (rivers, lakes, sea, huge cities, borders, motorways, maybe some major railways...).

 

Fixed bug that Ireland and Northern Ireland was not updated over the last 3 weeks.

Further changes:

add bridge=culvert and bridge=boardwalk.

fix some more bugs related to autorouting in velomap/openmtbmap

and some more little bugfixes...

 

the new overview map at 150km zoomed out, Detail level High. Very fast...

Overview Map Germany, 150km, Zoomlevel High

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/new_overview_map/feed/ 2 Some further work on the overview map – and Peru as a new countryhttps://openmtbmap.org/updates/ensome-work-overview-map-peru-country-deweitere-fortschritte-der-bersichtskarte-sowie-peru-als-neues-land-itsome-work-overview-map-peru-country-essome-work-overview-map-peru-country/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/ensome-work-overview-map-peru-country-deweitere-fortschritte-der-bersichtskarte-sowie-peru-als-neues-land-itsome-work-overview-map-peru-country-essome-work-overview-map-peru-country/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:40:40 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2185

Well lets make the newsletter a bit shorter this time but keep it more uptodate. First of all, if you downloaded Fridays maps, there was a bug in the overviewmap content to be seen at all resolutions in Basecamp.  (the bug didn't affect the map view on the GPS devices, nor in Mapsource or Qlandkarte GT). This got fixed if you downloaded the maps on Saturday or later. So if you wonder about straight motorways appearing twice - there a gone again now. However a nice feature - of the background changing colour slightly depending on the resolution is gone now. Also the typfiles needed to be changed again (0x4b is now again the background).

 

For Mac OSx downloads, I renamed the downloads from COUNTRY.gmap.7z to COUNTRY_macosx.7z. This is only the name of the packed download. However if you did make a mistake and extracted the content not using "extract here" but "extract to "COUNTRY.gmap" the problem of macosx making automatically a kinda broken gmap installation package out of it is solved now. So if you unpack now to "COUNTRY_macosx" - then it will be recognized as a standard folder, which you can access normally and not recognized [...]]]>

Well lets make the newsletter a bit shorter this time but keep it more uptodate. First of all, if you downloaded Fridays maps, there was a bug in the overviewmap content to be seen at all resolutions in Basecamp.  (the bug didn't affect the map view on the GPS devices, nor in Mapsource or Qlandkarte GT). This got fixed if you downloaded the maps on Saturday or later. So if you wonder about straight motorways appearing twice - there a gone again now. However a nice feature - of the background changing colour slightly depending on the resolution is gone now. Also the typfiles needed to be changed again (0x4b is now again the background).

 

For Mac OSx downloads, I renamed the downloads from COUNTRY.gmap.7z to COUNTRY_macosx.7z. This is only the name of the packed download. However if you did make a mistake and extracted the content not using "extract here" but "extract to "COUNTRY.gmap" the problem of macosx making automatically a kinda broken gmap installation package out of it is solved now. So if you unpack now to "COUNTRY_macosx" - then it will be recognized as a standard folder, which you can access normally and not recognized as a package.

 

Since Geofabrik is offering a Peru country extract, Peru is available for download too now - so the most touristic countries in South America now all got their own country extract - less need for the full South America continent map download.

 

Also in my last newsletter, I forgot to mention that the full Asia continent contourlines are updated now, to a good quality standard. They are still too large to be integrated into the maps, but if you really need them, and know how to use them, they are good quality too now. Also the Himalaya contours extract is updated, covering a larger region than before - and slightly better quality.

 

Next Thursday I fly for 5 weeks to Santiago de Chile. Twould be nice to go mountainbiking there (though I will need to rent a mountainbike), so if anyone openmtbmap user lives in or aroung Santiago, I'ld be happy to hear from you. I won't go there for holidays though, I'll be working from a co-working space, and try to push Openstreetmap / Openmtbmap and bicycle/mtb information there a bit.

 

Famous Machu Picchu in Peru  - still some mapping to be done:

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/ensome-work-overview-map-peru-country-deweitere-fortschritte-der-bersichtskarte-sowie-peru-als-neues-land-itsome-work-overview-map-peru-country-essome-work-overview-map-peru-country/feed/ 0 Map Updates – new Installer, Overviewmap, and much morehttps://openmtbmap.org/updates/enmap-updates-installer-overviewmap-dekarten-updates-neuer-installer-overviewmap-und-noch-mehr-esmap-updates-installer-overviewmap-itmap-updates-installer-overviewmap/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/enmap-updates-installer-overviewmap-dekarten-updates-neuer-installer-overviewmap-und-noch-mehr-esmap-updates-installer-overviewmap-itmap-updates-installer-overviewmap/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:19:30 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2172

Well first of all, sorry for not informing about changes over the last month. I simply always wanted to wait for some more steps, before writing about them - and so this post will get quite long.

Most noticeable is that the maps now come with a simple overview map - so when zooming out in Mapsource, Basecamp or Qlankdarte GT, the map doesn't go blank at some point anymore, but shows cities and country borders, no matter how far you zoom out. This also heavily speeds up showing of the map when zoomed out far. It's not perfect yet, because the overview map has only one level, but I hope in future mkgmap offers more possibilities here.

 

Second big improvement - is that I completly reworked the Windows installer for the Europe map, and all maps which have contourlines as an external download. Now the installer asks for providing any other (optional) files and will unpack them into the right place. I also hope, that this relieves me from answering questions why sending maps to the GPS fails, or why the map is blank - both of which cost me quite a lot of time. Unfortunately [...]]]>

Well first of all, sorry for not informing about changes over the last month. I simply always wanted to wait for some more steps, before writing about them - and so this post will get quite long.

Most noticeable is that the maps now come with a simple overview map - so when zooming out in Mapsource, Basecamp or Qlankdarte GT, the map doesn't go blank at some point anymore, but shows cities and country borders, no matter how far you zoom out. This also heavily speeds up showing of the map when zoomed out far. It's not perfect yet, because the overview map has only one level, but I hope in future mkgmap offers more possibilities here.

 

Second big improvement - is that I completly reworked the Windows installer for the Europe map, and all maps which have contourlines as an external download. Now the installer asks for providing any other (optional) files and will unpack them into the right place. I also hope, that this relieves me from answering questions why sending maps to the GPS fails, or why the map is blank - both of which cost me quite a lot of time. Unfortunately yester (Monday) the mtbeurope.exe was broken till 14:00 CET - and the mtbeurope.7z just didn't make it for the download server sync, so please download it again today, if you downloaded it yesterday.

If you cancel installing the contourlines - or the map data the installer will try to never break something, but installation should be easy and straightforward. In case the contourlines exist already - the installer will not need to unpack them again. Should I ever update the contourlines the installer will make sure to remind you about it, however for everyone still using contourlines pre October 2012 (contourlines v1) this won't work - so please download newer contourlines.

 

With the housenumber address search, a new bug appeared, so I had to change some line types - for everyone using an adapted typ-file - please make sure to notice the new types: 0x1060d, 0x1060f, 0x1061b, 0x1061c, 0x1061d for both Openmtbmap and Velomap. Plus 0x10019 and 0x1001a only for Velomap. This should fix some very seldom case that the routing coudln't route to some addresses.

 

So I hope the maps give you lots of fun, spring is coming and everywhere I look I see cyclists and mountainbikers. Whising everyone a good start into the biking season.

 

 

Other significant Changes over the last 6 weeks:

Nonconnected single pieces of roads are not routable anymore, they could break routing sometimes.

removed fenced=yes.

place=town, place=village and place=suburb on areas or relations is now rendered as urban area (lighter color than residential area, but still distiguishable from the background)

some improvements on the easy layout (unclassifieds / primaries

make trunk roads routable, if bicycle=no is not given. Make motorways routable if bicycle=yes is given...

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/enmap-updates-installer-overviewmap-dekarten-updates-neuer-installer-overviewmap-und-noch-mehr-esmap-updates-installer-overviewmap-itmap-updates-installer-overviewmap/feed/ 0 Map Updates 28. February 2013https://openmtbmap.org/updates/map-updates-28-february/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/map-updates-28-february/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:30:30 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2133

(German/Deutsch - bitte einfach auf openmtbmap.org/de gehen) Well this time just a short note. Sorry about the last map update, which had some white tiles, especially on the Velomap. The bug was caused by mkgmap, and all maps downloaded before Monday, or Tuesday were potentially affected. The problem hadn't appeared on Austria map, and some other I tried, so I didn't notice it. Even though I updated all maps on Tuesday, I decided to run the updates tonight again, so tomorrow as usual fresh Openmtbmaps and Velomaps...

Also the Europe maps are fixed since Tuesday/Wednesday.

Besides there are no major changes (well I needed to fix some things on the full Asia map again, as it grew larger than 2GB and the installer wouldn't compile, but this is fixed for some month now, or better until the installer itself will reach a compressed size >2GB)..

 

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(German/Deutsch - bitte einfach auf openmtbmap.org/de gehen) Well this time just a short note. Sorry about the last map update, which had some white tiles, especially on the Velomap. The bug was caused by mkgmap, and all maps downloaded before Monday, or Tuesday were potentially affected. The problem hadn't appeared on Austria map, and some other I tried, so I didn't notice it. Even though I updated all maps on Tuesday, I decided to run the updates tonight again, so tomorrow as usual fresh Openmtbmaps and Velomaps...

Also the Europe maps are fixed since Tuesday/Wednesday.

Besides there are no major changes (well I needed to fix some things on the full Asia map again, as it grew larger than 2GB and the installer wouldn't compile, but this is fixed for some month now, or better until the installer itself will reach a compressed size >2GB)..

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/map-updates-28-february/feed/ 2 22 February Map Updates – First Time all Maps with Housenumber Search Supporthttps://openmtbmap.org/updates/february-map-updates-housenumber-search/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/february-map-updates-housenumber-search/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:35:50 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2116

(German - Deutsche - Translation hier )Woohaa, todays openmtbmap and velomap update brings, for the first time: Adress search down to housenumber accuracy! This is the first time  for OSM created Garmin Maps. Big Thanks to the devs (mainly WanMil and Steve) who made that possible and published the first working beta version of mkgmap 3 days ago. So now all adresses that are tagged with addr:housenumber and add:street are now searchable. I must admit, I had expected this to happen already 1 to 2 years ago, but now it's here. Not all addresses in OSM are tagged this way, but the support is sure to be extended in future.

This only leaves proper overview maps missing on the feature side of what is possible with the old Non NT map format from Garmin and not yet implemented in the openmtbmaps.

 

I will update the full Europe Map tomorrow too (downloadable from Saturday updated), so you can enjoy proper address search with housenumbers.

You can also see the housenumbers as a popup now (if in OSM):

 

New Easy Layout - I spent nearly one week trying out and working on this new layout. It is now [...]]]>

(German - Deutsche - Translation hier )Woohaa, todays openmtbmap and velomap update brings, for the first time: Adress search down to housenumber accuracy! This is the first time  for OSM created Garmin Maps. Big Thanks to the devs (mainly WanMil and Steve) who made that possible and published the first working beta version of mkgmap 3 days ago. So now all adresses that are tagged with addr:housenumber and add:street are now searchable. I must admit, I had expected this to happen already 1 to 2 years ago, but now it's here. Not all addresses in OSM are tagged this way, but the support is sure to be extended in future.

This only leaves proper overview maps missing on the feature side of what is possible with the old Non NT map format from Garmin and not yet implemented in the openmtbmaps.

 

I will update the full Europe Map tomorrow too (downloadable from Saturday updated), so you can enjoy proper address search with housenumbers.

You can also see the housenumbers as a popup now (if in OSM):

 

New Easy Layout - I spent nearly one week trying out and working on this new layout. It is now based on wide layout, and really makes an easy and simple to understand map layout. (tracks are red, pathes if not paved are brown). Also I made the forests greener - so it's aimed at leaving the trails and venture through unknown terrain. So for everyone who thinks the openmtbmap layout is too complicated, give this a shot (it's been implemented since 2 weeks).

 

MTB Routes are now brownish colour - I do think mtb routes are an important part of any mtb map, but to be blunt - in most places mtb routes are nothing but boring if you are on a full-suspension bike. Therefore they are now not sticking out of the map layout so much anymore, and make the map more pleasing too look at (less distraction).

 

I hid the links to the outdated and old CCBSA2.0 maps a bit on the website. I noticed quite a few people unintentionally got the old maps, not knowing what CCBYSA and odbl is about. I will still leave them online for a couple of month, but I think there is nowhere in the world, where the old maps still have much reason to be preferred. (especially on the Europe map this caused some confusion).

 

 

Here's the rest of the main changes:

reinclude amenity=parking

mtbroutes of low importance, not anymore visible in resolution 19. All mtbroutes shown one zoom level later.

Change text label sizes to invisble for service roads, unclassifieds, all tracks, roundabouts and steps. Also remove 20m lines text label. ( I do hope the broken firmwares due to why I did this once are not in use anymore)

Add natural=... grassland, reef, desert and cape. Remove natural=* (unknown).

and lots of other very minor changes.

 

 

Oh and if you like the Openmtbmaps - don't forget to donate after your next map download. Thanks if you already did so!

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/february-map-updates-housenumber-search/feed/ 9 Map Updates and News – 18 January 2012https://openmtbmap.org/updates/map_updates_january_2012/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/map_updates_january_2012/#comments Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:45:45 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=2072

(für Deutsch - bitte dem Link oben folgen und den Artikel auf openmtbmap.org/de lesen) - Well long time no see, here are News from Openmtbmap and Velomap again. I know it's been a long time, but I just didn't find the time to write down all the news during the last weeks.

Largely responsible for this is, that as I couldn't really do sports over the last 8 weeks. Due to my ankle still not fully recovered, I fell into a bit of a motivationless hole. But well, in 1-2 weeks my ankle will have recovered so far, that I can go mtbiking, skiing and boarding again - I just hope that there will be another big fall of snow - like the last 2 days here in Vienna, where around 30cm of snow fell even in downtown Vienna.

My main work during the last weeks, was focussed on bugfixing on the server side, and on making the maps for Mac OSX easier to use -  here is now a guide for Dummies on Mac OSX

 

Besides the Newssection below the picture - I put up a promotion special - hoping to convert some of the readers of [...]]]>

(für Deutsch - bitte dem Link oben folgen und den Artikel auf openmtbmap.org/de lesen) - Well long time no see, here are News from Openmtbmap and Velomap again. I know it's been a long time, but I just didn't find the time to write down all the news during the last weeks.

Largely responsible for this is, that as I couldn't really do sports over the last 8 weeks. Due to my ankle still not fully recovered, I fell into a bit of a motivationless hole. But well, in 1-2 weeks my ankle will have recovered so far, that I can go mtbiking, skiing and boarding again - I just hope that there will be another big fall of snow - like the last 2 days here in Vienna, where around 30cm of snow fell even in downtown Vienna.

My main work during the last weeks, was focussed on bugfixing on the server side, and on making the maps for Mac OSX easier to use -  here is now a guide for Dummies on Mac OSX

 

Besides the Newssection below the picture - I put up a promotion special - hoping to convert some of the readers of this newsletter to donate a bit to openmtbmap / velomap. If you're already a member - the news continue after the picture. (Offer terminated)

 

Thanks a lot for your Support - I promise to continue supporting Openmtbmap and Velomap as much as I can - even during bike trips:

 

 

So here the main visible changes over the last 6 weeks - additionally I did quite a lot of bugtracking on mkgmap and my build scripts - so that errors are less likely in case of corrupted data, or other crashes.

New Features / News :

-- After extending the Mac OSx downloads to cover all countries, just like the Windows Installers, I worked a lot on improving the format, and making the installation as easy as possible - also for those countries where it is not practical to put the contourlines into the same download package. So for all Mac OSx users - here is now a description for dummies - showing really every click you need to do: https://openmtbmap.org/tutorials/install-maps-mac-osx/

Velomap: avoid steps only with toll=yes, not with avoid unpaved roads...

Add dav_scale for corrections against sac_scale (not used much yet though...)

add place=isolated_dwelling

remove military from resolution 24 (will be shown in resolution 22 and 21 only - so huge military areas are less of an map obstruction)

Add amenity=clinic, add natural=hill, consider backcountry=yes for campsites, and tent=yes for caravan sites. Better naming of amenity=fuel

Remove cemetary=yes from polygons. Add waterway=canal, waterway=drain and waterway=stream also as polygon. Add back landuse=field - but show it very very decent (mainly visible on PC - too low contrast for GPS by default).

Consider vehicle:forward=no, and bicycle:backward=yes. Also consider bicycle=dismount

add highway abandoned / disused when analysing tags on roads.

water=pond resolution 23 not 22 (add exception).

Footways, better classification if not usable for bikes  and make them less visible.

shop=sports and sports centre less visible (resolution 23/24 instead of 22).

Don't render leisure=* and tourism=* as wildcard anymore for unknown values. Added some more values (all top 20 included).

Add rules for Slovakia and Czech Republic for Kraj and Okres substitution.

Bugfixes:

update tinted background colour in high contrast typfiles (there was a typo that got copied over - only noticeable on newer GPS, older converted to white anyhow).

fix many bugs on the Mac OSx maps - mainly about address search.

fix bug mountain_pass=yes not rendered...

Fix Error that Asia Installation was not possible to send to GPS (mdx/mdr in registry but not actually present).

 

]]> https://openmtbmap.org/updates/map_updates_january_2012/feed/ 1 9. November 2012 Map Updates – Mac OSX Maps now Worldwide toohttps://openmtbmap.org/updates/en9-november-2012-map-updates-mac-osx-maps-worldwide-de9-november-2012-kartenupdates-mac-osx-karten-nun-auch-weltweites9-november-2012-map-updates-mac-osx-maps-worldwide-it9-november-2012-map-updat/ https://openmtbmap.org/updates/en9-november-2012-map-updates-mac-osx-maps-worldwide-de9-november-2012-kartenupdates-mac-osx-karten-nun-auch-weltweites9-november-2012-map-updates-mac-osx-maps-worldwide-it9-november-2012-map-updat/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:11:48 +0000 http://openmtbmap.org/?p=1947

(for german newsletter, please follow the heading and look at it online, für die deutsche Version des Newsletters, bitte die Überschrift anklicken, und auf der Website die Sprache auf Deutsch setzen)

Well three weeks passed since the last map update, and quite a few changes over the last weeks. I'm still progging on both maps for Android as well as an online map (I already rented a nice online root server with 32GB RAM and I7 for rendering the maps), but also still adding or changing stuff on the main openmtbmaps/velomaps.

However as 10 days ago I broke my ankle, and ripped out a ligament, it means progress stopped a bit. Damn stupid thing, just jumping down 1m somewhere backwards, ankle folding over and misery there, no spectacular crash or anything like my "normal" injuries... So instead of making the best of the nice autumn weather mtbiking until the snow arrives, I'm out of order concerning sports for at least another 6 weeks.

 

Mac OSx gmap format maps now available worldwide But so for changes - today or tomorrow I'll move all Mac OSx downloads to their dedicated download site, this also makes it easier for support [...]]]>

(for german newsletter, please follow the heading and look at it online, für die deutsche Version des Newsletters, bitte die Überschrift anklicken, und auf der Website die Sprache auf Deutsch setzen)

Well three weeks passed since the last map update, and quite a few changes over the last weeks. I'm still progging on both maps for Android as well as an online map (I already rented a nice online root server with 32GB RAM and I7 for rendering the maps), but also still adding or changing stuff on the main openmtbmaps/velomaps.

However as 10 days ago I broke my ankle, and ripped out a ligament, it means progress stopped a bit. Damn stupid thing, just jumping down 1m somewhere backwards, ankle folding over and misery there, no spectacular crash or anything like my "normal" injuries... So instead of making the best of the nice autumn weather mtbiking until the snow arrives, I'm out of order concerning sports for at least another 6 weeks.

 

Mac OSx gmap format maps now available worldwide
But so for changes - today or tomorrow I'll move all Mac OSx downloads to their dedicated download site, this also makes it easier for support as questions regarding mac osx will be found in one place. Main reason however is - that I'm currently finishing up rendering all maps for Mac OSx too. As for the windows maps, I took splitted the contourlines into separate downloads, so for many countries or continents where the contourlines are much bigger than the actual map data, it provides faster updates (you also only need to download the contourlines once, and then update only the maps themselves). To save traffic maybe in general I will in future only update the european country maps weekly, all other maps every two or three weeks? Let's see, it depends a bit on traffic how often I will update.

 

Other changes

I updated the contourlines for North America too now. They are based on viewfinderpanoramas.org 3" data - which isn't as detailed in some places as the 1" SRTM1 - however in general as it is voidfilled it offers a much better general quality - and also smaller download size. Canada contourlines are now also available for full Canada - and not stopping at 60° North. So if you update the North America maps, don't forget to also download the contourlines again.

I also updated the contourlines for some European countries, but the changes are minimal...

 

There have been quite a few changes to mkgmap, so some multipolygon errors in comparison to Mapnik are fixed too now. I too updated a bit the address search processing for Germany and fixe some more rather common access rules tagging mistakes. On the Velomap since 2 weeks, the routing on primaries and secondaries is a little bit degraded again, but the changes are rather small.

 

So that's been it, happy mapping and biking to everyone, I envy you but hope to be back in the outdoors ASAP!

 

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