Using OpenStreetMap maps with gpsdrive

Here's how I made it:

  1. wget
  2. bunzip2 italy.osm.bz2 (this might not be needed)
  3. setup mapnik; the instructions for sid worked on my lenny/testing system.
  4. osm2pgsql -c /store/italy.osm (you should not use -m with gpsdrive)
  5. start gpsdrive and turn on mapnik mode. Originally it did not work for me, until I deleted ~/.gpsdrive/osm.xml.

This makes gpsdrive not only more useful, but also completely Free.