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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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What equipment do I need?

To collect traces suitable for use in OpenStreetMap, you'll need some kind of GPS receiver that's capable of recording a log of locations over time, known as a track log, trace, or breadcrumb trail. This could be a hand-held GPS receiver, a bicycle-mounted unit, a combination of a GPS receiver and a smartphone, or in some cases a vehicle satellite navigation system. There are also some dedicated GPS logger units, which don't provide any navigation function, but merely record a track log for later processing. You'll also need some way of getting the recorded traces off your receiver and onto your PC. This could be a USB or serial cable, a removable memory card, or possibly a Bluetooth connection. There are reviews of GPS ...

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