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I'm looking for recorded vehicle tracks that can be replayed to (load) test my application. Is there such data available? Best would be a european data basis but everything else would do the job as well.

Or are there (free) tools available to generate tracks that can be used to simulate a vehicle driving on a road and sending a position every 10 seconds?

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OpenStreetMap will be releasing a dump of recorded tracks in the coming weeks: watch http://blog.osmfoundation.org for more news. Note however that these will be released under the OpenStreetMap licence so unlikely to be pure public domain, insofar as there are rights associated with such tracks (which IMO is unlikely).

  • That sounds interesting. Will watch the blog for sure. Maybe others have alternative already available today. – GISNewbie Apr 12 '13 at 13:39
  • It's actually just been released a few minutes ago: planet.openstreetmap.org/gps . You want the gpx-planet file, not simple-gps-points. – Richard Fairhurst Apr 12 '13 at 13:59
  • Correct me if I'm wrong. The gpx file contains "only" the raw positions. Not the tracks anymore. I'm looking for something that contains more or less distinct tracks that can be used to be replayed. – GISNewbie Apr 12 '13 at 14:13
  • You're wrong :) . The simple-gps-points files contain only the raw positions. Like I said, you want the gpx-planet file, which contains tracks. See announcement: blog.osmfoundation.org/2013/04/12/bulk-gpx-track-data – Richard Fairhurst Apr 12 '13 at 16:34

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