[talk-ph] Mapping Orani Bataan
jing_iya at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 2 08:28:13 GMT 2010
I normally travel around the central and northern Luzon areas both for recreational and work related undertakings. The road guide paper map available at NBS has been my constant companion in the last 5 years that I have been traveling to these places, exploring roads and ways not normally driven by public transportation.
I discovered OSM a year ago, back then it was not too significant in my travel routines. Until last November 2009, I finally decided to buy a Car GPS. Having tested OSM's map on a friend's Garmin GPS, I said to my self, its time to bring my navigation tools to the next level. Bestbuy offered last November's black friday sale a Garmin Nuvi 205w, for only $99.99 (less than 5 thousand pesos). So a friend, Narcky (who is now also a contributor to OSM) and I bought this new baby.
Narcky and I are planning to map the whole of Orani, Bataan. We will be using delivery trucks that goes around the entire town to collect GPS traces. Narcky hails from Orani. If you will notice, we started tracing roads from the Bataan Provincial Expressway to the town center of Orani, and a few roads that was driven by the GPS.
My next mapping project will be San Jose City, Nueva Ecija. Just a small city, I plan to hire a tricycle, put the GPS on, and let the tricycle loose all over the city. My estimate is it will run in less than an hour to cover the entire downtown. If successful, I will try to do Cabanatuan City next.
Wish me luck guys.
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