Improved user-friendliness of saving GPS traces.
0.2.0 New version of MapThePaths app with tagged GPS traces.Release 0.2.0
MapThePaths app v0.2.0 contains several new features.
First of all, GPX recording has been reintroduced. GPS traces can be recorded, and tagged with OSM designation, highway and surface tags. These are selectable through the app via drop-down boxes containing the path designation (footpath, bridleway etc) and general type of path (grass path, dirt track etc). The intention (once the UI has been worked on a bit) is to make it easy for newcomers to OSM to survey rights of way by simply selecting high level properties such as path designation and general type of path. These GPS traces can be uploaded to the MapThePaths server and to OpenStreetMap. The tags are preserved on MapThePaths' server; the intention is to develop a JOSM plugin to allow expert mappers to download these tagged traces, contributed by newcomers, from the MapThePaths server and use them to create properly-tagged OSM ways.
Unlike the original 0.1 preview, GPX traces can be saved by a user-defined filename. Note that unlike the 0.1 preview version, auto-generation of OSM ways from GPX traces cannot be done; I was unsatisfied with the quality of the results.
It is also now possible to turn off 'snapping' the map to the current GPS location.