Rendering of uploaded GPX tracks finally works!

I had some GPX overlay tests running for a while already, and now I also finally have figured out how to manage file uploads in Django successfully.

So you can now upload your own GPX tracks in an additional form step and have them put on top of your rendered map.



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Waymarked trail overlays temporarily offline

I unfortonately noticed that the Waymarked overlays are failing to render some route segments, and even some complete routes.

So I’ve taken the various Waymarked overlays offline while doing a fresh database import once more. Unfortunately this will take a few days before everything is back to normal again.

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Experimenting with GPX trace overlays

I’m planning to add a “bring your own GPX track” feature that allows to upload a GPX track to put on any given map as an overlay, including automatic bounding box detection.

This could e.g. be used to produce custom hiking maps from tracks downloaded from WayMarkedTrails.

The image below shows a first attempt, showing a track with a single way point (and obviously without bounding box detection yet).


Testing and Thumbnail previews

As part of the testing process I now generate samples of all base and overlay styles for a predefined area, measuring the time it takes to render (with all three result formats linked) and creating a list of thumbnail PNGs on an overview page, linking to the actual full size PNGs.

Next step: integrate the thumbnails into the style selection part of the “new map” form in some clever way …