[talk-au] The OSM ladder

Alex Sims alex at softgrow.com
Tue Oct 16 08:15:55 BST 2012


Nick,

Is this a thought experiment about OSM mapping or a question about loading gauges that the ARTC might better answer?

My quick guess is that OSM cannot answer the question either in the affirmative or the negative as it doesn't have data every 50 meters along the route.

Alex

On 16/10/2012, at 5:35 PM, Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wish to transport a long thinnish somewhat fragile wooden object from Sydney to Canberra behind steam locomotive 1210. Given that there some tunnels along the way, is the mapping in OSM accurate enough in terms of bendiness to calculate (given a known width of tunnel) whether the wooden object will survive the trip.
> 
> I guess it's a bit like the ladder around the corner problem except that the corner is not 90 degree and it's not actually a ladder.  I suspect the object may be in the vicinity of 50 metres long.
>  
> Nick
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