There are several apps for the iPhone that you can store a tracklog with, e.g. iTrail and GPS Tracker, just search the App Store… I haven’t used any of those but iTrails looks like it’s the best one. If you are talking about mapediting applications for the iPhone then I suspect there will be none… iPhone uses a programming language no Openstreetmap editor is using, so we are not going to see a port anytime soon.
An editor on the iPhone would be the best thing, entering names and turn restrictions should be perfect for that phone. I think you should buy one of them and try them out be aware though accroding to this review of iPhone GPS capabilities for geocaching, the GPS is pretty inaccurate.
No I don’t want to edit a map within my iPhone but just collect GPS points and photos. Then, I want to upload these traces into my computer in order to generate an OpenStreetMap map. Am I right ?
My iPhone can be considered as a basic GPS device - it is my gaol
Thanks, I will try these 2 applications and give you my feedback soon …
Today I tested the app “Path Tracker” and it worked quite well. After tracking you upload the track from the iPhone to the website. From there you can save it as *.gpx. Actually it will be saved as *.gpx.xml, but you can delete .xml and upload this file to OSM.
Currently I’m trying iTrail (in “Fitness” category) but it’s more expensive.
iTrail lets you store your path with 2 frequencies (10s or 30s). Once stored, you can saw it in Google Maps directly on the iPhone.
I have a Google account with Google Documents activated. Thus, I can store my paths in to KML or GPS format from iPhone in Google Docs.
Then, these files are ready to be traced through Google Maps (GPX) or Google Earth (KML).
I carry on my investigation with this tool and will give you more information next time…
I tried Track’n Trail and I think it’s the best application for use with OSM and iPhone. You can deposit your OSM account into the settings and be able to upload your track directly within the app. No need to export to GPX or something like that. Very snappy!
Track’n Trail was brilliant, and I purchased it having read great reviews here. But now it has stopped being able to email or upload files. IÂ’ve tried emailing the developers, but no answer. It also is no longer available on the UK iTunes App store. Any idea whatÂ’s going on? OSM is a great idea btw. Thanks, Tom
I’ve tried Trails, OffMaps and MotionX GPS and I’ve found MotionX GPS the best so far, mainly because you can manually reposition waypoints. OffMaps isn’t really suitable. The iPhone isn’t the best for GPS, while it’s quick to get an initial satellite fix it’s slow to keep the position updated i.e. it doesn’t keep up with you.
supports street and terrain maps (as well as google street, satellite and hybrid maps)
manually reposition waypoints and attach photos to them
email tracks and waypoints to yourself as GPX files, though each waypoint has to be emailed individually
supports street and terrain maps
create waypoints from your current position and take photos within the application though they are not attached to the waypoint
Just figured it out, it appears that OSM doesn’t like the a.m. ending of the timestamps, so I removed all of those and it loaded properly. In addition, I have spoken to the creator of OSMTrack in regards to an issue that I’ve been having, and he mentioned that on a future release, he will include support for exporting gpx files through e-mail or such.
As a first try, I “shared by email” my MotionX GPS tracks, which have GPX in attach, and then manually uploaded them.
I also written a support message to MotionX to ask if direct upload on OSM.org would be possible.