[Osmf-talk] Tanzania

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Sat Aug 9 22:09:28 UTC 2014

/2d mapping using a webcam and a laser. January 30, 2014/

/Measuring distance using a webcam and a laser/

This technolgy works off basic trigonometry (well explained in a short
video). The working prototype costs less than 20 EUR. I hope it will
appear in an industrial form before long.

I envision cycling with a small 2D laser mapping device along a street
and the map is automatically generated by the device's software and
later uploaded to a server. If it knows its position on a street and
exact distances and angles to numerous dots on obstacles around, the
program may recognize shapes and draw the map.

It seems it could be cheaper to send photons (laser beam) up in the air
than protons (a drone). A laser beam range could be several hundred or
even thousand meters.


On 09.08.2014 20:47, Ragnvald Larsen wrote:
> ... in a country like Tanzania. If Bing does not provide good imagery
> in an area, or you are planning on mapping beyond their scale small
> drones (fixed wing) would be a better choice. Stitch the image
> together, georeference it, and you have a good start.
> ...

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