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OSMapper for Sailfish is a small tool for the OpenStreetMap surveyor, making it quick and easy to track your movements and get as much information home with you as possible.

Basically OSMapper is a traditional tracker, recording your movements using GPS, saving the track in a .gpx file for import into your OpenStreetMap editing tool.

Additionally lets you make notations of features of interest for your mapping purpose, by entering short texts describing the features.

Some descriptions you will use often, for these you can create shortcuts.

Tracks are automatically saved every 5 minutes, when you select 'Stop tracking' in the pulley menu, or when the app is closed. The track file are saved in the Documents folder, and are named yyyymmddhhmmss.gpx, where yyyymmddhhmmss is the date and time the tracking was started.

If you have comments, problems or whishes to this app, please contact me here at openrepos or on kim@foder.dk.

Application versions: 
File osmapper-1.6-0.armv7hl.rpm38.15 KB26/05/2014 - 23:39
File osmapper-1.7-0.armv7hl.rpm39.51 KB14/09/2017 - 23:33
File osmapper-1.8-0.armv7hl.rpm39.86 KB24/10/2017 - 21:41

- Problem with keyboard hiding the button names in the settings page has been solved - Some cleanup of the settings page - On Xperia the buttons was too small, now buttons follows the Sailfish theme variables - Readability of the buttons has been improved - Spacing between the buttons has been changed from hardcoded to following the Sailfish theme variables


Marzanna's picture

OSMapper is a simple tracker and it works well. But Laufhelden is much better.

kif's picture

Thanks for your comment, glad you like OSMapper.

OSMapper and Laufhelden both records a GPS track, but are made for different tasks.

Laufhelden is a sports tracker, with focus on statistics and health, whereas OSMapper is a mapping tool with focus on map related things like POI's.

Karry's picture

Hi. Timestamps in gpx file should be in UTC, but OSMapper write it in local time! This makes generated gpx files almost unusable for geolocating photos when you travel across multiple timezones and you are always using local time on mobile...

Can you publish source code on Github? I may create merge request with fix ;-)

kif's picture

You are correct, the timestamps now should be in UTC.

This program is one of the first ones I made for Sailfish, and not in a state I wish to publisize right now. It probably will be released sometime when I have made some cleanup of the code.

Even though it is some time since I have released a new version, it isn't abandonware. I just havent found anything I wanted to change ;)

Please feel free to let me know if you have any ideas or wishes, and I'll see what I can do.

AnttiT's picture

It's a very useful app, thank you.

Do you think you could change the app so that the notes would be visible on iD OSM editor? See this for reference: https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/2113


kif's picture

Hi AnttiT

I have released a new version, with an option to select which field should be exported to the gpx file.

Will you test if it solves your problem ?

AnttiT's picture

Thanks kif,

It seems it was my mistake already in the beginning. I just now learned how to view only my own trace in iD, and in this mode it shows the notes made even with that old version os OSMapper. Thank you for the support, though :) I'm sure the change you made will turn out usefull for someone.

kif's picture

Hi AnttiT

I would be happy to, but OSMapper does not use the desc field, only the name field.

I guess I could fill both fields, or maybe make it optional which field to use.

I'm currently making some changes to the program, when they are done, I'll see what I can do about this.