I am seeking opinions as to whether anyone is interested in a SOTA layer file for OsmAnd.
OsmAnd is a full-featured mapping program for Android. It uses the free OSM data to draw maps on your screen, and also provide search and navigation functions. The OSM data is downloaded to your Android device and rendered locally, i.e. once you have the data you don’t need an internet connection to draw maps or navigate.
I have been curious about how to make my own POI layer file for OsmAnd to overlay on top of everything else. The documentation is a bit sparse, but I finally got something working.
Step 1) Make an OSM XML file containing POI information. It looks a bit like this:<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> Step 2) Process this file with OsmAnd Map Creator (using the Build POI Index option only) and create an .obf file. Step 3) Copy the .obf file to the OsmAnd directory on your phone.
If you download the summits.csv file (containing all summit information) the first step can be done with a small Python script I wrote. The second step can be manual or automated.
Is anyone using OsmAnd who would like a layer file? I will deal with the first six requests (please tell me Association and Region). If there are a huge number then I’ll have to automate it. If there is a small number I’ll just keep it to myself.
Feel free to ask any questions.