[OSM-talk] Mapping a favela (slum)
nighto at nighto.net
Mon Nov 23 01:39:24 GMT 2009
I'm very proud to announce that I started to map my first favela here in
Rio, the Favela Santa Marta   . It has a funicular system to the
top, and I've added a couple of POIs.
However (and obviously), the GPS tracks were completely erratic due to the
sub-meter wide footpaths. I've tried with my Nokia N95 GPS. It is very dense
 there, you can check how erratic was the log . But it is already
Judging the satelite image, what do you think it would be better: purchasing
sub-meter pixel satellite imagery, an expensive GPS unit or a combination of
I believe that once the main footpaths/stairways are mapped, we can have
mapping parties with Walking Papers. I'd love to have the kids helping by
adding POIs, for instance. Perhaps talking with the local school...
4: Check on Google Maps sat imagery (just to have an idea because Yahoo!
imagery is very poor):
5: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Nighto/traces/570988 Please notice I
forgot to pause the logging as soon as I left the slum so the track continue
in a few streets (already mapped)
Arlindo Saraiva Pereira Jr.
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