[OSM-talk] Potential mapping extravaganza in 2007?
nickblack1 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 09:26:36 BST 2006
So this is what they call blue sky thinking? I like the sound of it.
Canals would be cool to do. I've never been on a canal boat, but
I've had friends who've hired them and they've all had a great time.
I think we would be able to get loads done by having a movable base.
People could set off in the morning and meet the boat 15 kms up the
canal in the evening.
We just have to pray for Wi-max/cut price data calls so we can upload
Count me in.
On 8/23/06, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> While completing a short section of the Trent & Mersey canal last night
> while my son had a piano lesson I got to thinking that a mapping
> extravaganza based on a canal boat or two might be really cool. Perhaps
> something to think about for next year. Incorporate the next OSM Anniversary
> My thoughts included:
> 1. Hire one or more 72' narrow boats - these normally sleep 10 or 12 or
> 2. Pick a stretch of canal with plenty of closely spaced villages and
> perhaps a town or two
> 3. Put big long banners on the sides of the narrow boat which say
> "OpenStreetMap.org Roadshow is Mapping Your Area Today"
> 4. Hire the boat(s) for a week or two and allow people to book & pay for a
> slot for up to the full duration.
> 5. As each village/town gets mapped, move the boats to the next one.
> 6. Envisage lots of walking and cycling - great for fitness - a selling
> point. It also becomes a bit of a holiday.
> 7. A small "crew" stays with the boat each day to provide security for
> belongings, move the boat up/down locks as required and provide an
> information centre for locals about the project. Access to a covered barge
> would permit a small "OSM exhibition" to be towed along too.
> 8. Advertise in the local area that the roadshow will be coming and ask for
> help with internet access so that each day data can be uploaded and
> downloaded. Clearly a continuous connection is less achievable. Or their
> might be sufficient time to set up a local server to sit on the boat using a
> daily dump, at least for the target area.
> 9. A rural setting would help promote rural rather than urban mapping so
> more emphasis on footpaths, bridleways and land features.
> If there are others who think this might be of interest then perhaps we can
> start a wiki page. It would need a lot of planning so something I feel for
> next year rather than this. Sometime between say May and October.
> Andy Robinson
> Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
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