[Talk-in] Hello

Arun Maharajan arun.maharajan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 06:29:30 UTC 2016


Ok, understood.
So, I had an idea…which is what brought me to OSM in the first place.
I wish to walk all the streets of Mumbai and catalogue really small or one man businesses (who might not have a clear front or a real estate presence) and catalogue them along with their mobile number. They might get more business and people will know the real backbone of Mumbai better. For e.g. the guy who repairs iron boxes, a setup which makes stainless steel dabs by hand, a newspaper recycling guy etc.

For this, I found some apps from the OSM help page (Pushpin being one of them), where I can during my walks mark POIs on the fly. I am going to try this out now.

Can you give me some advice based on your experience on how I can go about this in an efficient manner?

On another note, I have some doubts. 
I wish to document my progress step by step. Also I need to keep track of which streets I covered. Is there an app which keeps track of the route followed?
Is there some automated way to get the OSM data (route and POIs I may mark) which I collect per day onto a blog automatically..say if I walk 10 streets one day and mark 3 POIS, I would like them all to come automatically in a blog entry for that day. Is there any wordpress API integration of some sort for example?

Thank you.

> On 09-Feb-2016, at 11:38, Arun Ganesh <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 11:02 AM, Arun Maharajan <arun.maharajan at gmail.com <mailto:arun.maharajan at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Got it. Thanks a lot.
> Since I am new to this, if I may ask, apart from the data available in google maps, what kind of data is truly valuable and where OpenStreetMaps truly can make a difference? The question is for both the common man and for organisations.
> Thats a great question. In short, we must first understand that data is not available from Google Maps like we have in OSM, for instance try to get the data for all the parks in Mumbai from any other map http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/ei9 <http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/ei9> . So there really is no comparison with any other service with this level of access to the raw data.
> Everyone who uses OSM sees value in some domain of data of their interest, for me it is a lot of environmental and civic infrastructure like trees, waterways, public transit routes and stops, parks, landfills, trash cans, cycle lanes..
> And everyone has the freedom to use the data in the application that makes most sense for instance local language maps: http://yogiks.github.io/osm-kn/map/ <http://yogiks.github.io/osm-kn/map/> <http://j.mp/ArunGanesh>_______________________________________________
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