[Openstreetmap] Geodriving trip to get data, invitation and help request
steve at fractalus.com
Sat Mar 19 13:01:53 GMT 2005
I'm doing a proof of concept getting a ton of GPS data in London that
I'd like to invite anyone else to join in or help with the costs:
I've hired a car for the Sunday 3rd April (2 weeks time). A friend is
driving, Matt and I will be in it with various GPS technologies and wifi
to record lots of data.
We plan to do several proof of concept activities: Mapping a set area
completely, mapping major roads to give the map a basic outline (roads
around hyde park, the river, baker street, edgware road, tottenham Court
Road etc). Generally this will be in Zone 1 (of the tube map) but we'll
go out to some suburban areas to get an idea of data out there. We'll be
recording metadata like streetnames etc.
This will also give some idea on urban canyon reliability in various
building densities. We'll be taking muliple types of GPS units, mainly
because I'd like to know how badly an eTrax on the dash does compared to
an active antenna on the roof.
So invitations: Theres a space free in the car for anyone who wants to
join in! So please come along!
Additionally we'll be going to the pub afterward if anyone wants to hook
up or hire another car on the day and share stories and plots in the pub
Money: This is the main reason, I think this is going to be more fun and
cheaper than satellite pictures and get metadata too. Including petrol,
lunch, car and beers this is going to be < 200 quid. As a proof of
concept we won't be driving around all day - after we figure out real
costs and amount of data and good areas to map or strategies for mapping
we can do that. In essence its a big learning exercise. The economics of
it will work better over multiple days of car hire.
We have a donation or 125 UKP and we're splitting the rest so if anyone
wants to help that would be extremely cool.
Also, if anyone has specific areas they'd like mapped or ideas of data
to collect then I'd be interested!
SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/
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