[OSM-talk] urban surveying speed - can it be estimated as population per hour?
frederik at remote.org
Sat Jun 9 01:48:03 BST 2007
> Surely it would not be copyright infringement to, say, take an OS map
> and cross off the streets that had been mapped on OSM, thus making it
> easy to see what was not completed (at least up to OS standard)?
What you paint in your paid-for OS map and where you walk afterwards
(with your GPS on) is entirely at your discretion.
> Would that be any different from doing the same thing electronically,
> say with a google maps mashup?
There's a tool somewhere in the depths of out SVN repository that will
give you an OSM overlay on Google Earth, and is very suitable to get an
idea of the level of completion of a certain area.
As long as you use these tools to plan a route (that leads you to places
where OSM lacks mapping) you're fine - route planning is what they make
however, be tempted to virtualize the "executing a planned route" step
as well ;-)
As long as you go to a place with a GPS and notebook and upload your
data to OSM afterwards, it is of no relevance how you got there and why
you chose that particular place.
Unless perhaps the place is one where people aren't supposed to go at
all. There's a military base here in Karlsruhe and we're eagerly waiting
for their next visitor day to get the tracks on the compound mapped ;-)
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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