[HOT] Low Cost Android with Accurate GPS (GLONASS) for OSM Survey

Alex Rollin alex.rollin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 04:46:58 UTC 2013

I was listening to ideas today about using OSM ids om walking papers, and
then adding in a spreadsheet for the form.

The only thing still missing is active GPS capture, which still requires a

I am open to this, but I have found I have some issues getting all the IDs
printed because they collide.  This is a rendering issue.  Maybe that is
something I could request from the walking papers folks, a better collision
detection process for rendering with a certain data layer (OSMIds for
nodes).  The best is building outlines with a node (centroid) for IDs with
a filter for specific node types (Overpass).


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Daniel O'Connor
<daniel.oconnor at gmail.com>wrote:

> Are there other alternatives like walking papers that can scale out
> cheaply to meet data capture needs but require some centralization for
> economies of scale?
> Ie meetups that produce basemap and provide scanning services plus pcs for
> tracing?
> On 15/12/2013 3:05 PM, "Alex Rollin" <alex.rollin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's a funny mix and I've had trouble identifying a good choice for
>> Indonesia. We have some issues with availability; not every product can be
>> had here instantly, sure, but, if it can be found on AliBaba we can order
>> it by Fedex.
>> Yes, I have been watching all the device threads.  This is a narrow
>> request, accounting for GPS and Android with a budget, so, it's OK if I
>> don't learn anything, but I was hoping I mind meet someone looking for the
>> same thing :)
>> Here is the basic criteria:
>> Low price (Less than USD150, preferrably under USD100(high risk of damage
>> and loss))
>> GLONASS or accurate GPS (not only A-GPS)
>> Android 4.0/4.1+ support
>> 5 inches or larger
>> Can anybody recommend a device with these specifications?  It is used for
>> survey with Android data entry.
>> When it comes to the GPS most devices that actually incorporate GLONASS
>> do usually list that somewhere on the product, and so I have tended to shy
>> away from devices that don't list that support, but I am probably missing
>> something.
>> I was hoping that this search would lead to a highly accurate definitive
>> list of GPS chipsets and software with a corresponding list of devices
>> within which they are deployed but no such luck.
>> Any advice is appreciated.
>> --
>> Alex
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