[Talk-GB] Verticality metre, was: Re: OpenStreetMap's first flight!

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Fri Sep 18 21:06:38 BST 2009

Matt Williams wrote:
> 2009/9/18 Matt Williams <lists at milliams.com>:
>> 2009/9/18 John McKerrell <john at mckerrell.net>:
>>> On 18 Sep 2009, at 19:44, John McKerrell wrote:
>>>> On 18 Sep 2009, at 19:27, Matt Williams wrote:
>>>>> A random selection of vertical(ish) photos:
>>>>> 113-124 (all of one single area)
>>>>> 127
>>>>> 149
>>>>> 628,632,633,636,637,638 (all of the centre near the bridges)
>>>>> I agree a systematic approach to tagging all the photos would be
>>>>> better (anyone want to code up a tagging script?) but in the mean
>>>>> time these would be good ones to rectify.
>>>> I'm actually almost ready to open up OpenStreetView and the code could
>>>> be quite useful for this, you can upload geotagged images, show them
>>>> on a map, get KML output. There's a moderation process that wouldn't
>>>> be needed, but you could tweak it. I won't get time to release it
>>>> until tomorrow though.
>>> Just to confirm, I don't mean that you would upload these photos to
>>> OSV, but the code will be open source so someone could easily set
>>> something up (me, in theory, tho I'll be busy getting OSV going).
>> I'm currently hacking together a quick and dirty script to allow
>> people to rate each image on its 'verticalness' should be up sometime
>> tonight (haven't written PHP in quite a while!)
> Ok guys. I've got a first version up at
> http://milliams.com/verticalitymetre/. At the moment it randomly
> selects an image from the directory,
> creates a local cached thumbnail and prints it on a page (with the
> thumbnail linking back to the original). I've chosen a selection of 5
> points on the 'verticality' scale with text descriptions. At the
> moment, it saves your responses into a text file for each image. The
> images chosen are still random so you may be tagging images that other
> people have already done. This way I can just take a consensus at the
> end.
> It will be quite slow the first time a person views any particular as
> I have to fetch the image from the server but this will only be done
> once for each image. John, if you'd rather I'd do this a different way
> just tell me. Especially if it's hitting your server too hard (though
> the sum total of download bandwidth from you should be less than 900
> MB -- ~878 images at ~1MB each).
> If at any point someone wants the statistics, just ask me.
> There's a small chance it will just suddenly go offline due to
> bandwidth restrictions at my end but really it shouldn't.
> If anyone has any questions or suggestions I'm all ears.
> Get tagging.
Does it need a checkbox for sheep?

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