Le Migliori Mappe per MTB ed Escursionismo

Benvenuti su Openmtbmap.org - Scaricate la mappa più popolare al mondo per la mountainbike! Oltre 4000 utenti al giorno visitano il sito per informarsi e scaricare le mappe che li guideranno sui sentieri più belli, invece di perdersi. Ecco spiegato perchè dovete credere alle Openmtbmaps:

  • Tipi di Strade/Sentieri? Chiara differenziazione tra tutti i tipi di strade. Le mappe forniscono informazioni agli occhi di biker / escursionisti. Per es. frecce sulle discese per i sentieri ripidi
  • Informazioni Rilevanti per MTB & Escursionismo & Ciclisti come fontanelle di acqua potabile, rifugi e punti di riferimento,... Le piste ciclabili o i sentieri vengono visualizzate in modo visibile insieme (e non al posto) alle strade differenziate per colore per tipo e in ordine di importanza
  • Curve di Livello basate sui dati eccellenti di viewfinderpanoramas.org. Una qualità maggiore nelle regioni montuose rispetto alle SRTM3 usate normalmente"
  • Participare? Mappe Incomplete o sbagliate? Potete participare ed aggiungere le mancanze su OSM. Io aggiorno le mappe ogni settimana, così ogni settimana le mappe diventano migliori e più complete! Unitevi agli oltre 300.000 mappatori in tutto il mondo per aggiungere strade o correggere gli errori da soli.
  • Buona Documentazione perchè tutto quello che volete e di cui avete bisogno per poter usare le mappe si trova qui su Openmtbmap.org. Come Iniziare e Scarica le mappe
  • Velomap: Se voi pedalate principalmente su strada o usate una bici da corsa, vi fornisco le mappe simili VeloMap. Le VeloMap sono orientate alle strade adatte alle biciclette e alle piste ciclabili. Visualizzano meno dettagli e sono veloci da capire.

 

Chi può usare le openmtbmap?

Le mappe offerte qui sono ovviamente, attualmente usate principalmente dagli utenti sui GPS Garmin e dai mountain bikers in generalel, ma non è necessario avere un GPS Garmin per utilizzarle. Qlandkarte GT un visualizzatore di mappe opensource e disponibile gratuitamente può visualizzarle in tutti i modi, e anche se non avete un GPS Garmin o non avete comprato una mappa Garmin potete installare il programma Garmin Mapsource sul vostro computer e divertirvi a calcolare rotte come non avete mai fatto prima. Oltre ai programmi di terze parti come Glopus o Garmin Mobile XT possono essere usati per visualizzare le mappe openmtbmaps sui vostri PDA o telefoni.

 

Informazioni su openmtbmap.org

Ho iniziato a lavorare ad OSM perchè ho intravisto la possibilità, per la prima volta nella storia, di avere delle mappe fatte dai mtbbikers per i mtbbikers. Tuttavia non c'era ancora una struttura per classificare le strade così ho sviluppato il tag mtb:scale così come molti altri attributi per OSM. Ma difficilmente la gente li usava, così ho iniziato a creare mappe che visualizzavano questi attributi, e dopo pochi mesi ho creato openmtbmap.org per rendere le mappe scaricabili da tutti.

Attualmente circa 2000-5000 visitatori unici frequentano openmtbmap.org tutti i giorni (misurati tramite Google Analytics).

Openstreetmap ci dà la possibilità di creare veramente delle mappe orientate per la mtb – come nessun altro fornitore abbia mai fatto. Quindi ti chiamo a partecipare al progetto come hanno già fatto più di 300.000 persone nel mondo!

Europe Map Update – and LIDAR based Contourlines and DEM for Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

This post will be extended/updated. First as a short notice - right now the contourlines for the Europe map do not fit the Europe continent maps (of last week 17/18.04) - the new Europe maps which will work with the new contourlines including DEM are compiling right now - but as each version needs about 5-6 hours compilation time, and for both VeloMap and OpenMTBMap there are 4 versions - it will take about 50 hours until they are downloadable! So if you want to install the Europe map with contourlines you will need to wait till the 24/25.04 versions will be online. The country maps are not affected.

First the local language OpenMTBMap europe will be compiled, Then the local Language VeloMap - and last the English language Europe maps.

Furthermore - I will update all contourlines again (subtle improvements in general) - but big improvements in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland. Now the DEM and contourlines of those countries is based partly (for Germany and Slovenia) - or mainly for Austria, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland on LIDAR based altitude data. That means the precision is much much higher - this is mainly true for very rugged areas - as shallow/flat areas are already very good quality. Especially peaks/ridges or canyons are now much better represented and show more accurate height. 

First the new contourlines will be shown in the Europe map, and on the next map updates they will also arrive to the country maps. 

That also means again that on Thursday/Friday some maps will not fit the newer v4. contourlines.

All OpenMTBMaps and VeloMaps now with DEM – Digital Elevation Model plus countless improvements

Some of you may have noticed - that the European country maps since last week now include a DEM - digital elevation model in addition to the contourlines. Todays and Tomorrows map update will now bring DEM to all maps - this has quite a few advantages. E.g. altitude profiles for tracks, a more plastic and easier to understand topography overview in Basecamp on desktop - and the quite useful 3D view in Basecamp (make sure to set elevation exaggeration in Options --> Display --> scroll down to 3D to 0% - the default 100% is really too much inside the Alps. 

Lago die Garda 2D with DEM

above the Lago die Garda and some of it's nicest trails - notice the DEM shading....

 

On your Garmin GPS device I have so far not enabled DEM (if you set show DEM to auto it will not show) - I'm working on adding this a couple of weeks later - but as it is only useful when zoomed out very far (if you're zoomed in close it only makes the map darker - and the GPS device screen is too small to properly see the altitude profile properly if zoomed in close). I may add in future DEM shading for devices for zoom levels 5km or 10km to 30km - this helps understanding the topography a bit - however even though I looked at optimizing this as well as possible - it still slows down the map drawing when panning the map around quite substantially (it's not too bad as first the map is drawn - then in a second step it's shaded). I will need to do some further tests on this before it will be released however.

My favourite place in Europe for Mtbiking - the Val D'Anniviers

For maps where the contourlines are not integrated but as a separate download - this may cause some chaos tomorrow as the old contourlines are replaced on server as the openmtbmap is created on server - but it may take some time to be downloadable on the FTP server. Especially for the VeloMaps tomorrow there will be many countries where the new contourlines are already online, but the map is not yet. European maps are not affected here however - and the OSx OpenMTBMaps are also not affected. However make sure especially on OSx that you do not reuse your old contourlines if the map is compiled Yesterday or newer! On windows the new installer will throw an error if you provide the old contourlines however the old installer (if map is older than yesterday) will happily unpack the new contourlines and the map will be broken (no contourlines visible - and when you try to send it to device it will fail).

As for some countries the contourlines including DEM became too big (5 countries overall, in Europe only Norway) those countries now have contourlines as external download. I'm sorry that for Norway last week the contourlines v3 download was not online until 2 days ago (so 4 days after the map update). 

Note here I am using 100% 3D exaggeration - this looks impressive but is not good for planning routes

Above Picture shows the Nordkette in Innsbruck with 100% 3D exaggeration - notice that on the backside - you cannot see much anymore. Therefore I advise to stay away from the exaggeration for planning - it's nice for looking at it though.

 

The next update of the Europe map (mid next week) will then also see DEM - it will be the last map to be changed to include DEM though.

 

In some places when routing along over the last 1-3 years the openmtbmaps and velomaps did cause crashes (fine if not using autorouting) - this was due to OSM mapping errors - in combination of my maps being aggressively tuned for best routing for MTBs and bicycles - most of these are now solved in software - and not problematic anymore (especially roundabouts were problematic). There are still a very few places where this can happen (maybe 40 in Germany, 50 in Italy, 10 in Austria and so on) - and I hope that at least 90% of those remaining will also be solved soon. The problem is always related to people drawing roads on top of each other in OSM without noticing their mistake - if then at least one of the overlaying incorrect ways is part of a hiking, bicycle or MTB relation (route) this likely caused problems. Also some super detailed areas where people drew roads shorter than 5m into OSM were problematic (this is 99% solved now).

 

Also last week only, some software misconfiguration caused some maps not to be digitally signed - and virus scanners running havoc - this is fixed in todays map update too - Sorry for the glitch it happened as I cleaned up the OS to dig out HDD space.

 

Raxseilbahn in Lower Austria - like this with 0% altitude exaggeration the 3D view is pretty nice for planning!