Geweldig hoe hard de OSM vooruitgaat in NL. De Fietspaden in De Marne heb ik voor een deel ingetekend vorig jaar, het is al aardig compleet. OSM member 'theun' heeft Dokkum en omstreken voor zijn rekening genomen.
Een route die ik nog mis is de kustroute van Noordpolderzijl naar de Eemshaven... Wel wat hekjes te nemen :-)
Last week I did 1000 km's by bike - in a pink Mango - riding from Zoutkamp to
Domburg, adding coastal paths in Zeeland, for one. I read you are near
Apeldoorn. One thing that caught me out (again) is there is no real north-south
cycle path route on the Veluwe. Plowing through sand with a three-wheeler is no
Your cycle map on the Garmin 60CSx is marvellous!! It is a new way of cycling
and the quality of the experience - mostly riding cycle paths - has gone up. I
am very enthusiastic about these developments and hope other countries will get
up to speed too with cycle path mapping (in particular France appears to be
lagging). At the current rate NL will be complete in a year, I think. I notice
the road tracks now also render on the web site. Nice.
With regard to my earlier question 'What viewer do you use before rendering on
the Garmin? The mapnik viewer?' I meant an emulator on the computer for Garmin.
Rather than uploading to the device it may be easier to toy around with ideas
on an emulator. I was wondering if there is some tool that emulates rendering
on a PC for Garmin. But I am probably asking too much.
OK, I'll start playing with the tools soon. I am planning a round the Netherlands trip in April. Would be nice to have readable material (it is still usable now).
BTW I mapped our overland trip to Mali in December - the coastal route through Mauretania and passed Nioro to Bamako. It is all on the openstreetmap.org now!
What viewer do you use before rendering on the Garmin? The mapnik viewer?
Thanks for the cyclemap! I use it on a Garmin CSx60 and it is very nice. It
replaced the commercial NL map on my device.
As a user, I have some suggestions for improvement. Mostly the readability of
roads/cycle paths on the device. Normal roads are almost invisible, so when
riding outside cycle paths I have to look really hard - and often stop. On the
other hand, cycle paths could be more accented - I would love the blue dotted
line, as on the standard OSM display. Likewise footpaths and 'unpaved'
roads/paths should be visible as such (maybe the red dotted line). Where these
markers are always drawn on top of whatever there is.
I don't know how doable this is, but it would make the maps a lot more
usable on the road.