kate at maploser.com
Wed Aug 13 19:57:36 UTC 2014
Both are options. Though HOT often still uses GPS, there are a couple
reasons to do this.
1. GPS units are tougher and ruggedized compared to phones
2. GPS units are less likely to get stolen
3. GPS often has higher grade chips than a cheap smartphone, though we have
been experimenting with using inexpensive smart phones as well.
It really depends on the parameters of the project, meaning if participants
already have smart phones then it is easy to just help them install
software. If they don't often we end up with shared GPS.
On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:
> Slightly off topic, but it is something that I've been wanting to ask
> for a while: when we are talking about using devices in developing
> countries to collect geo data, is a GPS still the device of choice, and
> not low-end smart phones? I'm aware that the GPS devices naturally might
> be provided by /borrowed from a third party.
> Am 09.08.2014 18:41, schrieb Mark Iliffe:
> > Hi Andy,
> > I spend a lot of time in Tanzania and have done a bit of mapping there,
> one of my experiences has been the lack of current resources (like
> learnOSM) in Swahili. I’ll have a chat with my colleagues about this as
> there will be (soon I hope!) more OSM mapping in Tanzania.
> > Best,
> > Mark
> > On 9 Aug 2014, at 15:58, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> >> I have met someone from the Tanzania Development Trust, who has asked
> >> for teaching resources for new OSM editors and data reusers, which
> >> they can pass on to colleagues in that country.
> >> What would you recommend? Do we have any active mappers or OSM
> >> advocates in that country?
> >> --
> >> Andy Mabbett
> >> @pigsonthewing
> >> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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