[Talk-ca] Randonneur data?

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 06:28:49 BST 2008


On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Mike Sherman <mike.sherman at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> I just joined this list.  I live in Cleveland, OH, USA but
> I travel frequently to Ontario and about once a year to
> Alberta.  I have recorded and uploaded a few traces in Ontario
> and in the last few years.
>
> It struck me that that participants of my other hobby,
> Randonneuring, might be enlisted to contribute data to OSM.
>
> Randonneuring is long distance bicycling.  Randonneurs
> commonly ride 200 km to 1200 km rides.  They are often riding
> the smaller roads that don't get mapped as quickly by mappers
> in cars.  Many of them already carry GPS'.  Their routes are
> defined by queue sheets that consist of a table of turns,
> distances, and road names (as marked on the ground).  So the
> combination of the trace and the queue sheet would be great
> data.
>
> I'm writing here to ask how to get these groups together.
> I know there are active Randonneur clubs in Alberta, BC,
> and Ontario.  There are probably clubs in all provinces.
>
> I'm on the email list for Randonneurs Ontario
> http://www.randonneursontario.ca/
> <http://www.randonneursontario.ca/>
> and I was going to suggest to the list that members with
> GPS' start recording traces.
>
> If some take up the suggestion, how best should the trace
> be linked to a queue sheet for the route it follows?  If
> they get involved and start entering map data, even better!

If you upload the gps track, just tag it with a tag like
RandonneurRoute45 or something and include that in the description as
well.

Corey




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