Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#1563 closed defect (worksforme)

OSGeo & Contours & everything opensource

Reported by: AcrossCanadaTrails Owned by: framm
Priority: major Milestone:
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Hi, Im on the discussion group 'OSGeo' and learned that there is a conference all about open source. .. I asked someone about it, and learned that sure.. its technically possable.

Here's what i can see could happen.

Right now, JOSM pulls data from 1 source. .. OSM. What if JOSM could also pull data from another surver at some university somewhere, (or from NASA) SRTM data, and has that data show up also, so when your working on your route and adding in roads and trails and points.. you can also see the contours?..

Why not also include Ocean data contours?? having that being pulled from another source??

And beyond that, why not make it like a HUDGE AutoCAD drawing? where its possable to incorporate all the site plans, using JOSM as a base. .. so then the building outlines can be made available and technically accurate. .. This way, for architects, they can use JOSM as a base to get the foundation area, then build their idea for a new building from it??
Perhaps that would also mean sending data to another database, one that holds all these drawings.
What about having the ability to export the OSM files or or GPX files, so then they can be used inside AutoCAD?? .. (it's been a few years since i used it, so i dont know the development.

Would anyone know if OpenStreetMap will be part of OSGeo and/or OpenGeo?? Seems like it's all related and interconnected.

wiki OSM user AcrossCanadaTrails

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comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

JOSM can already download background layers.

When you want CAD, use a CAD software.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by framm

Your broader ideas about where JOSM could be heading could be discussed on the josm-dev mailing list (see This trac tool is ill-suited for brainstorming and discussions.

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