Repeater database import to Openstreetmap

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by LA1RMA, Sep 8, 2015.

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  1. LA1RMA

    LA1RMA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey, I know that there is several databases of radio amatur repeaters for analogue and digital use.
    Is it possible to import one of these databases to Openstreetmap?
    Openstreetmap is a map based on open data, those who want to immerse themselves more in the matter can read about it here:
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page
    Link to the actual map:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org

    One of the programs used to edit and import data into Openstreetmap is this program here:
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM
    The problem is that the database export needs to be converted to a format that JOSM can read.
    This can perhaps be done with a program that reads the export file and writes the information to a osm file,that JOSM uses to read information. JOSM can also change nodes, delete them if the nodes does not exist any more in the imported database. That makes it possible to "semi-automate" the process. Importing every node and keeping those in sync with the databases is a task that is too big to be handled manually.
    More info about the format is here:
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_XML

    How nodes for amateur radio repeaters should be tagged is the info on here:
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Communications_Transponder
    The mast,or tower should be tagged according to these rules:
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:man_made

    One example of a "node" as it is called internally in OpenStreetMap system is:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3733814134
    xml file for this node:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/node/3733814134
    xml file for the mast with the exact same coordinates as the node:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/node/3733829781
    If there are more antennas/transponders like a APRS, it also needs to be in the same position as the mast or tower.
    Explanation of tags:
    They explain themselves, but OpenStreetMap dues not like double tags, so instead of two tags with equal values in front of the = sign, one must use double values eventually like here:
    communications_transponder: modulation "v =" nfm; C4FM Those tags that say that this repeater uses narrow FM and C4FM. Had it been narrow fm, C4FM and D-star:
    communications_transponder: modulation "v =" nfm; C4FM; D star.
     

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