Map Updates 09 June

Okay, the last map updates were a step in the right direction IMHO, but many of you were right that they were not "clean". I followed the route and decreased the map to three tiles now (main1, main2, mtb). Also routing offroad is now much more differentiated and in the tooltip of Mapsource (not on GPS for the moment, however I’m working on it…) and for every street type that could be unpaved, I take now mtb:scale/mtb:scale:uphill/ routes, tracktype, bicycle=no, bicycle=yes, bicycle=designated and sac_scale into consideration (about 150 different combinations for EACH road type, like path or unclassified) so that road classification is even better. Oh and riverbanks are back (was not nice to look at empy rivers, was it?)


n the mapsource tooltip you can identify which factors were taken into account as I put abbreviations into the name. These are much shorter this time, and on my Vista HCx in the routing page, very rarely does a roadname get stripped, on the map page while navigating even less often.

Routing over longer distances should work a bit better now, if the area is well mapped. I tried out a many routes that I know from the past […]

New Maps


O.k. there are new maps currently being built. They have autorouting that blows everything what existed here before away. Just play around with them and please comment back on how you like it, and if there is something to improve.

I had no single Mapsource error anymore (found a bug this Morning, and Mark Button was so kind to produce a patch to solve it – there could be errors associated to the patch, but I haven’t found any). The biggest problem therefore are unconnected roads as of now and missing tags.

— Have Fun!


Ob BTW yesterday was the busiest day here on the website so far. Google Analytics counted 9000 pagesviews (3000 clicks on download page!) and around 2000 Unique Visits. There has been an article mentioning openmtbmap on, but the main referrers as allways was, google, and I think I gotta start learning Italian :).


— Kurz auf Deutsch. Wird Morgen erweitert. Neue Karten gerade am bauen, Stellen vom Autorouting das bisher dagewesene in den Schatten, und endlich keine Mapsource Fehler mehr, sondern wenn dann Luftlinie – ich hoffe alle Fehler sind nun debugged!!! Also auf Attribute eintragen, neue Wege mappen, und […]