[talk-ph] passive data references: Strava and others

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 23:05:33 UTC 2015


Just re-discovered Strava [0] last week, you can overlay their
anonymized traces in JOSM and iD and use as reference for mapping
roads.  I found a lot of unmapped roads in several areas last week.
Also, interesting to see in strava where cyclists and runners go.
Very few traces in SLEX versus MacArthur highway.

More and more passive data are now giving permission to use their data
as additional reference for OSM editing like the upcoming plans of
Mapbox and runkeeper [1].  Of course, always load the GPS traces
uploaded in OSM to see what others have contributed and forgot to
digitize. :)

[0] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Strava
[1] http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/17/mapbox-adds-running-and-cycling-routes-from-runkeeper-into-its-mapping-software/
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cheers,
maning
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