[Talk-in] Trivandrum Mapping Party

Sajjad Anwar sajjadkm at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 04:57:49 GMT 2009

On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 6:18 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:

> On Saturday 05 Dec 2009 12:04:13 am Sajjad Anwar wrote:
> > Another Mapping Party is planned at Trivandrum during 12-13 December
> 2009.
> > SciPy.in is happening at Technopark, Trivandrum. This would be a good
> time
> > to stage OpenStreetMap. Those who visit SciPy can join us anytime.  More
> > details regarding the event is at http://tr.im/GDXQ
> >
> some of our engineers will be attending scipy, and they will be bringing
> instruments also. Trivandrum has excellent satellite coverage, so mapping
> can
> be done even by people without GPS. I noticed that quite a lot has been
> done
> already. However, I hope that you people are not going to confine your work
> just to the party - one can map without a party also. And your NIT work is
> still not up to speed. I still cannot see buildings, lawns, trees and some
> roads too - I note I can now get to the ladies hostel, but how does one get
> to
> the mini canteen? Mapping is a process, it is done on a daily basis -
> parties
> and things are good (and fun). But in Trivandrum - and calicut town also,
> given the fact that there is good satellite imagery, one can sit at home
> and
> do a huge amount of mapping without GPS and without party. Take Mysore,
> most
> of the roads have been traced from satellite by a person from Germany - of
> course it is not fully accurate, but those of us with ground knowledge have
> been working at correcting this. I met some people in Trivandrum - they
> said
> 'we would love to map, but we do not have GPS'. Please make the message in
> Trivandrum loud and clear - most of  Trivandrum can be mapped *without* GPS
> as
> long as one has local knowledge of the area. Please add this in your wiki
> page
> also.
Yes. Thank you so much for yur really constructive ideas and suggestions. Im
right away pulling these information to the wiki. We would try our best to
improve quality and spread the message. If you can please send me the
contact numbers of the engineers from your side, so that I can get in touch
with them.
Regarding NIT-C, the map is still being evolved. I have few friends in NIT
who are collecting more data and tagging. I am sure to come up with
something soon.

Would get in touch here with more queries.

Thank you.

> --
> regards
> Kenneth Gonsalves
> Senior Project Officer
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Sajjad Anwar
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