This page provides a short, straight forward description for mapping house numbers with Keypad-Mapper 4.
It is intended for new users of Keypad-Mapper 4.
A prerequisite for understanding this quick start guide is some knowledge about using an OSM editor like JOSM.
For mapping house numbers please proceed as follows:
- Download Keypad-Mapper 4 here and install the app on your mobile Android device.
- Find an area where house numbers are missing here. If there are no blue circles shown then the shown area has not yet a single mapped house number.
- Print this area for easier navigation.
- Go to the selected area.
- Switch on GPS: it is only possible to save house numbers and address tags when there is a reliable GPS signal and position information, otherwise an error message will be shown.
- Launch the Keypad-Mapper 4 on your mobile device.
- Tap on the app icon in the top left corner and then on menu option 'keypad' or swipe to the keypad screen.
- Go to the position where you want to record a house number or an address node.
Ensure that the house entrance is exactly to your right or to your left.Otherwise it will be difficult later to assign the house number node to the correct building in the OSM editor.
- Type the house number on the keypad.
- Save the house number by tapping on , , : the GPS coordinate is saved along with the address node which is actual at the moment the user taps on , ,
- means that the house number is on your left in relation to your walking direction.
- means that the house number is on your right in relation to your walking direction.
- means that the house number is in front of you in relation to your walking direction, e.g. at a T-crossing.
- In the upper left corner there is a counter for the house numbers you have mapped in the current mapping session.
- Repeat steps 7), 8), 9) and 10) for each house number until all house numbers are recorded.
- When you are finished mapping house numbers, tap on the icon with the small house in the top left corner and then tap on 'settings'.
- In the settings screen you can find the option 'share recorded data' in section 'data' which allows you to send the recorded data as an e-mail attachment to the computer used for the OSM editor (e.g. JOSM).
- Open the e-mail and save the attached files to your PC.
- Open the OSM editor and then open the .gpx file and the .osm file with identical name as well as the corresponding photos, and audio notes.
Load the OSM data for the related area. You will see all recorded house numbers, the route taken while recording the data as well as an icon for each taken photo and audio note on top of the existing OSM data.
- Assign each house number to its respective building; look at the pictures and listen to the audio notes to remember all information available for optimizing the data.
- Add to each house number its street name, postal code, city name and country name (addr:street, addr:postcode, addr:city, addr:country).
- Upload the optimized and completed data to OSM.
- Delete the recorded data on the phone / tablet with settings menu option 'delete all collected data' in section 'data' on the settings screen.
You will typically find the newly uploaded house numbers on the OSM map in the highest zoom levels some minutes after uploading them and after refreshing your browser window showing the OSM map.