[Talk-us] OSM Meetup in Metro Atlanta (Late Notice)

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Jul 23 18:43:30 BST 2012

In a typical mapping party, I bring GPS devices and walking papers.
The GPS devices are not so useful in urban areas, for two reasons:
reduced accuracy because of buildings, and street network already in
place. I use the traces exclusively to georeference images from my
digital camera. Increasingly, I also explain the use of apps
(OSMTracker, Vespucci) as most people bring a smartphone. iPhones are
not so useful as there are not too many OSM specific data collection
apps available (I remember iLOE but don't know if that's still
maintained? Also MapZen, discontinued afaik. Excuse my iOS ignorance,
I haven't done much on that platform lately.) OSMTracker in particular
is a personal favorite because it features geotagged photos and voice
recordings - just open the output folder of one OSMTracker session in
JOSM and everything is right there. Amazing.

Oh and of course the indispensable OSM Vests(tm)[1]


[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Congressional_Cemetery_Mapping_Party.JPG

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM, the Old Topo Depot
<oldtopos at novacell.com> wrote:
> Martijn,
> What mapping devices/processes are used to gather and update OSM data ?
> Best,
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
>> > On 7/23/2012 1:04 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> >>
>> >> We talked about mapping priorities, the effects of the
>> >> license change
>> >
>> >
>> >   It's good to hear about your meetup group, and that it's growing. I'm
>> > very
>> > glad I won't have to try to explain the details and warnings about the
>> > license change to new mappers.
>> >
>> I try to not go into too much detail about the background (which I
>> have trouble understanding on a legal level anyway) and focus on the
>> practical consequences.
>> --
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