Refining the Process

A project log for GPS Art

Drawing shitty pictures with a Garmin Forerunner 35

jlbrian7jlbrian7 11/17/2019 at 19:380 Comments

The next step was to create an interactive map, and test the capabilities of the Garmin device, just to see what could be accomplished.

I grabbed an image off of a google search, opened it up in Gimp, and cleaned it up so that I just had the lines that I wanted:

After I was happy with what I had I exported the image as a .tif, and then went to qgis.

First I added an OpenMaps layer, and then imported the .tif image using the Freehand raster georeferencer plugin.  This made it easy to position the image where I wanted to walk, since there was no geo info with the image I just created.

Now that the image is in place, a layout is created, and saved as a pdf, which was then transferred to my phone, and imported into the Avenza Maps app.