My question is: what should I do with that track? It seems that 1649 nodes is really excessive, but how should I reduce that? Do I need to manually delete nodes that don’t seem necessary, or should I have used some script before uploading the track? Or should I not use the option to create the track from the GPS data at all?
i’m using PRUNE to edit my gps-tracks - remove unwanted or bad points looking like stars on my screen - and reduce the number of points with special buildin functions.
after that i load the track to josm, but only as local file.
then paint the new way/track/street over the original gps-data.
OK, so in the end I just deleted the track made from the GPS data, and simply draw over it in Potlatch. That way the number of points were greatly reduced (428 nodes instead of 1649, and the new track is longer that the first one)…
Richard, when going to http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?gpx=600334 and selecting the option to create the track from the GPS data, it will create a track containing 1890 nodes. The GPS data contains 2185 points, so it gets somehow simplified, but I imagine you’d like it to simplify more. But then the question would be until what point should the track be simplified, before it starts losing important points?