[Talk-us] suburban superblocks that nobody wants to survey

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri Mar 16 14:34:35 GMT 2012


What about actually doing the entry while you are in the car?

My first job after college was to map every house in a county.  (Wayne
County, Indiana for those that are curious) The set-up was to use GPS
with a computer and to map the addresses as you went.  We were already
starting with the county's master address list, but I don't see how
this would be different.

The only entire suburban neighborhood I mapped was my own. Can't say
it was that much fun, but I'd just get another string of addresses
everyday on the way to work and enter them that night.  I didn't end
up with that much data at any one time, but it did take a long time to
complete.

-Kate



On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Rich <richlv at nakts.net> wrote:
> On 03/16/12 01:10, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>
>> On 3/15/2012 6:43 PM, Nathan Mills wrote:
>>>
>>> On 3/15/2012 4:59 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>>>
>>>> lots of driving and all you get is street names, since everything else
>>>> is single-family houses.
>>>
>>>
>>> And address points
>>
>>
>> How does this work? Do you stop at every house and write down the address?
>
>
> my workflow for the most efficient data collection :
>
> 2 persons in a car. one takes photos and instructs the other on the route.
> later photos are correlated to the gpx based on their timestamps - and i
> have location-identified photos of housenumbers, shops, pubs, restaurants,
> water hydrants and lots and lots of other features.
>
> there is only one problem with this approach - i can collect lots more data
> than i can process, sleeping factored in ;)
> --
>  Rich
>
>
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