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

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Apr 1 17:26:17 BST 2009

FYI I just sent this to the osm dev list re one of the Google Summer  
of Code projects.

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> From: Shaun McDonald <shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk>
> Date: 1 April 2009 17:20:28 BST
> To: Karl Newman <siliconfiend at gmail.com>
> Cc: Tom Evans <tom_evans_a at yahoo.co.uk>, dev at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] [GSoC] A GPX photo stamper.
> 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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