Trail forks or other databases

Hey just new to the OpenStreetMap world from Wandrer and was wondering if there is a way to migrate/merge from trailforks or another site.
There is a couple of local MTB parks that aren’t shown at all (Motupipi in Golden Bay).
Plenty of GPS data from riding them but not sure why there not on here?
Any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated.

AFAIK Data can’t be imported from trailforks etc because it is not licenced for use in OSM. See

If the “plenty of GPS data from riding” is your data, you can upload it to OSM, and then use it to add the trails to the map.
I’m happy to give you more detailed directions/help if that is something that you want to do.


Thanks will try my best and be in touch if not successful

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Another source you’ll want to consider is the Strava Global Heatmap. This is valuable when combined with local knowledge of trails, to trace out those which aren’t yet on OSM, and to update/refine existing trails.

I use this browser extension to load the heatmap layer into my OSM editor:


yes, very useful in rural areas. There’s a browser extension for firefox as well. Every 1-2 weeks you have to update the url. And you need to register a free account with Strava.

I use the an extension for Chrome that allows you to have different Strava Heatmaps as a custom background image.This is very useful as it gives you the option to see only foot based activites, clearing things up if you’re near a ski resort or mountain bike trails etc. I find it to be the single most useful tool for mapping trails, and is a very valuable addition to aerial imagery.