OSM Tools

Poly Editor Part 2 Tutorials

Part 1

Tutorial 1 Creating a poly file

1) Use Basecamp or Mapsource to create a gpx file of your country's outline.

Save as mycountry.gpx

2) From Poly Editor's main menu go File, Open GPX

Select GPX and import your gpx

This should now appear in blue

3) Save GPX as a POLY file

Go File, Save AS

Give it a name ,ie mycountry.poly and Save

In Mapuploader5 click File Icon below POLY Files

and tick check box

Make sure you have selected a pbf/os5 etc file which covers your country.

4) Click Split Map

Tutorial 2 Creating multiple areas

1) Add a Background

Use Basecamp or Mapsource to create a gpx file of your country's outline.

Save as mycountry.gpx

2) From Poly Editor's main menu go Background,Add Background

Select GPX , not POLY files and import your gpx

This should now appear in dark brown.

3) Use square polygon tool

Click on your map and draw an area.

To finish , double click on your map.

4) Click the '+' icon to add your new area

5) Use Line Tool to create another polygon

Double click to finish.#

6) Click '+' icon to add

7) Save your POLY file

Note : poly files can contain multiple areas which must not overlap.

Poly Editor is a separate plug in for Mapuploader 5.80+

From main menu go Tools,Edit Poly Files