[OSM-dev] [GSoC] A GPX photo stamper.

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Apr 1 17:20:28 BST 2009


On 1 Apr 2009, at 17:01, Karl Newman wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 8:31 AM, Tom Evans <tom_evans_a at yahoo.co.uk>  
> wrote:
> Tijs Zwinkels wrote:
> > - Any opinions about / ideas for my proposal?
>
> Just an idea, could be a part of your app:  (I'm a bit doubtful of
> the usefulness of geotagged pictures at the moment; they're cool,
> but _useful_?)
>
> If I started from a suggested gpx track or OSM route of some kind,
> would it be possible to automatically (using AI ;-) ) select some
> useful photos for the navigation.  Maybe ones of something for me to
> recognize at each turning, but only if it's visible to me as I
> approach.  Maybe also one every so often to confirm I am still on
> the route.
>
> Since you'd have to print out or remember each photo it'd have to be
> quite selective about useful ones, rather than throwing out a big
> pile.  I'm imagining a single page printout with a grid of a dozen
> photos I have to look out for, maybe with a bit of text or a
> direction arrow associated with each.
>
> Just a thought.  Maybe someone will tell me it's already been done.
>
> Tom
>
> Seems like you'd want information about the direction the photo was  
> taken (i.e., its heading) in order to show useful pictures. You  
> wouldn't want to show photos that are pointing away from where you'd  
> be driving as you're approaching a turn. Landmarks might be useful,  
> though.
>

CycleStreets has the functionality to select photos from its photo  
library based on the route direction, though this functionality is  
currently turned off, during the inital beta phase of the site. This  
functionality was in the previous Cambridge Cycling Campaign site.

Shaun


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