2 weeks ago
I have Windows 10 and Android 11.
I am working on a project with multiple very large apartment complexes.
I have a paper colored apartment complex map for each complex.
The map does not seem to be online so it's a paper handout.
At each complex I'm expected to visit a set of given units each day for
various reasons and all they give me is this paper map to find each unit.
That works. But it's inefficient.
They do this to everyone, not just to me.
We're expected to use the paper map with hundreds of apartments and dozens
of buildings, where the numbering system for buildings usually makes sense
but not for the apartments. Sometimes we even need to visit parking spaces
as we have vehicles parked which we have to put notices on where the
numbers make no sense on purpose for security reasons.
Once I find a given location, I've been using OSMand+ to save the current
position. First off I'm surprised that OSMAnd+ doesn't have a "Save Current
Location" option which I thought almost all map programs would have had.
These apartments all have individual outside entrances so it's not like a
hotel where you go down a long hallway to serially find the door number you
So what I do is establish my current location & long press the blue dot.
When I get to the right apartment door I step outside the entrance on the
ground floor and press as close as I can on the blue location dot which
pops up a "Looking up address" OSMAnd+ menu which usually gives the same
address for all locations. Then I press the "Add" star and change the name
to "Complex Bathroom" or "Complex Pool" or more commonly "ComplexBldgApt"
such as "RedwoodApts Bldg15 Apt489" or "RedwoodApts Lot15 Spot489" or
something like that.
Once I've renamed the current pressed location, I hit Save and then I can
navigate walking after that where OSM can talk me through the steps even
when the phone is in my pocket and my hands are full.
Having to fatfinger the location isn't as accurate as having a "Save
Current Location" button would be but it's definitely good enough for
government work as they say.
When I need to navigate to a given spot I first point the phone north with
a compass app because moving compass navigation directions aren't so easy
when walking and then I orient the OSM map toward that heading to get my
initial bearings of which way to start walking and about how far it will
be. Usually I'm carrying tools or supplies so my hands are almost always
That's all I need but I'm working with others from the local work to future
group where everyone else wastes time trying to find the building & apt.
What I want is take a jpeg picture of the paper colored apartment complex
map which I can then hand to each person whose phone can then point to the
All of that brings me to my question of how to make that jpeg gps map.
Is there a way to put the gps coordinates onto a photo?