[Talk-in] Introduction

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 06:17:38 UTC 2014

I've re evaluated the satellite imagary .. the MapBox one is far better 
in regard to paralellex errror being more directly overhead. So I've 
tried to use that for location, but it does not have the detail of Bing 
Satellite so I've used that for detail. I think that gives a fair 
result. At least until some on  the ground survey. I'll look at it agin 
once I've 'finished' eleswhere and downloaded a new map.

On 8/11/2014 5:16 PM, Ishan Chattopadhyaya wrote:
> Since you are there, can you take a gps tracker to a few of these 
> locations? That might give ua a more authoritative source for offset 
> correction.
> Btw, I hope you meant Bing imagery, not their mapping service.
> Thanks for your work! Have a good trip here!
> Regards,
> Ishan
> Sent from my Windows Phone
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> From: Warin <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>
> Sent: ‎08-‎11-‎2014 10:50
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> Subject: [Talk-in] Introduction
> Hi,
> I'm an Australian looking at a holiday in India. So I downloaded a map 
> of India (OSM sourced of course). I was dissapointed by the auto 
> routing .. so I looked at the OSM source to find that quite a few 
> roads were not correctly connected. So I've been doing some 
> 'editorials' or 'housekeeping' as I call it. Basicly connecting roads 
> together, adding bridges (using bing to check them first of course).
> For 'error' checking/indication I use 
> http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?lon=75&lat=28&zoom=6 .. you have to 
> use the left side box to check various things .. it comes up in 
> default as 'geometry' .. 'routing' is what I use .. it is not 
> infallable but a good indication. 'Highways' is also usefull. I use 
> JOSM as my editor and use its validator to obtain the places where 
> things are not connected or crossing.
> ---------
> I also looked at the Red Fort in Agra .. one contributor has used one 
> offset in their mapping, while another has used a different offset 
> (comparing using bing). I do realise that there is a shadow effect due 
> to the side ways look of bing there. But even so they don't match up. 
> I'm thinking of trying to tide it up. Unfortunatly neither contributor 
> has detailed the source of their information so I cannot judge which 
> is better. Thus I'm inclinde to simple go with Bing .. with no offset.
> I've made few additions in places of interest to me. One road I have 
> deleted -- it was not conneted on either end and went through some 
> tall buildings .. an obvious error. But mostly connectinmg roads and 
> adding brigdges. Oh .. and a few railway crossings.
> Thanks for you work to the OSM map
> Warin
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