request for audiotagging

matthias matthiasfelsche at
Fri Jun 5 13:53:14 CEST 2009

Well, dictators author, that's me.
I'm about to add a feature to correlate your voicenotes to gps-coords
via a textfile. that's all i can do with dictator. my freerunner is
about to be buzz-fixed near munich, so i can't make any progress on this

recording in background during your whole osm-mapping-ride will produce
a huge wav-file which won't fit onto a regular sd-card. so beware of that.
> I usually stop and take notes on dead tree from time to time instead.
that's the method. while walking i even don't have to stop.

Any hint on how to make the created textfile more usable with the most
common osm-tools would be fine! :)

> On Friday 05 June 2009, jeremy jozwik wrote:
>> im a regular to the OSM, but have never tried audiotagging. my guess is
>> that this could be done with dictator running in the background behind
>> tango or omgps. though im not sure if background recording works.
>> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM, ivvmm <unachievable at> wrote:
>>> Hello list,
>>> are there any OpenStreetMappers here? How to you map. I find it nearly
>>> impossible.
>>> The map in our region is rather pour and needs expanding. It is being
>>> done only by two persons, although we have drawn all the streets and
>>> many buildings in native town. We have named streets, because we do
>>> remember their names. Numbered some of the houses — that is already
>>> hard. You have to print on a piece of paper the map. And go on foot
>>> around your town and just write down the numbers of houses. That is very
>>> inconvenient, because it is slow and you can only do that on foot. No
>>> bicycle, no car because you will have to stop many times.
>>> So what's about suburbs? It is pretty undrawn. Don't know even the names
>>> of streets there. So a single thing could to do is just ride them all
>>> and put on a map at home using GPS tracks.
>>> Much more could be done with audio tagging. Please, could someone extend
>>> either TangoGPS or omgps? That will be cutting more power from battery,
>>> but that will also help more. Maybe some voice autodetection(by
>>> detecting loud noise for example). And using speex codec for minimum
>>> size?
>>> Thanks.
>>> p.s. yesterday one my friend read the name of omgps as 'OMG ps?'
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