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  • Lightweight GPS maps for Linux System

    The PWA can be installed as an app using Chrome on Android or Safari on iOS although Android has more robust support for PWA's. It can also just run in a browser on any platform, it is Javascript/CSS/HTML based. I have no idea whether PWA's are supported on Linux, although I assume it would work in a browser.

    At this point, I have the basic functions of loading maps and using them with the device's GPS. I will be adding support for tracks, waypoints, offline maps and other features in the future. It uses the maptalks Javascript API, which is not very well-known but is quite powerful. Perhaps it could be of use to you?

    https://maptalks.org

    I am writing all my own code for the user interface and other functions, which is big project. My app and website(s) are free, but they are not open source. Sorry, I am not interested in sharing the code. Anyway, I don't think this is what you want. My main interest is in making maps, specifically maps of my own region and the app is an easy way to share them without the user needing to download or install anything. In the future, I hope to reach a wider audience with maps of other areas.

    Good luck with your project!
  • Garmin eTrex - Creating a trail map using track recordings

    Thanks, those look fine. However, this is not at all comparable to the examples I gave. The aerial image is zoomed way out. Look at the distance scale in the example I posted above - click on it to see full size. If you zoom in that far on your track, I'm sure you will see very noticeable variations between tracks recorded at different times.

    I certainly agree that the tracks in your example are more than adequate for someone who wants to follow a road on a hike. That is not the same as making an accurate map of a small area that looks good when zoomed way in.

    Again, nothing against the eTrex. I just think there are better tools for the project that @xarielle wants to undertake.
  • Garmin eTrex - Creating a trail map using track recordings

    I made an old post about this issue at GPSFileDepot, including some screenshots

    https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=1335.msg8387#msg8387

    The pink lines in this image are the high resolution trails. The blue lines are the result of converting them to a Garmin .img file. To be fair, these have been zoomed in extemely close, but that is what I wanted for my map

    image
  • Garmin digital traffic change in UK

    I'm completely confused by Garmin's traffic options. What is "digital traffic"? Is that the same as "HD traffic"?
  • Brand new garmin100k map doesn’t display on Oregon 750

    LIDAR imagery is what you really need for finding old home sites, Garmin does not offer that. I have made quite a few maps based on LIDAR and am building a new site where you can view it in three dimensions and tweak the settings to reveal hidden details. I only cover my own region however, it involves a lot of data and a lot of time to make this kind of map. Not aware of anybody else who offers maps like this, but have not really looked either

    https://boydsmaps.com