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Old 10-23-2016, 01:58 PM   #1
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Mapping software Linux&Android recommendation

I would like to make a map of some trails that I walk. I would like your recommendation for Linux and Android software. The way I would like to proceed is, to hike the area with my Android phone in my pocket to record the way-points. I would then transfer the way-points into my desktop and render them into a map. I am not familiar if there is any sort of standard (possibly XML) for way-points and if there is, which Android app are available to capture these to a file. On the other side, I would like to take the way-points and translate them into a bitmap or SVG file that I can import into either Gimp or Inkscape.

Any recommendations?
Old 10-23-2016, 08:35 PM   #2
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I use Viking GPS Data Editor and Analyzer on Linux for trail mapping and trail maintenance. It can combine map tiles from various sources such as OpenStreetMap with your routes, tracks, and waypoints. I don't know what your phone can do, but hopefully it can produce GPX files (which is the XML standard for this sort of data). Viking uses GPSBabel to convert to/from other formats, if you need that.

Two notes about Viking: The current version 1.6.2 defaults to a background map tile source (Mapquest Open) which was discontinued by mapquest after the release, so you have to select a different map source. Second, Viking has what I consider a bug in that it doesn't warn when quiting with unsaved data. Aside from that, I think it is a great program.


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