[Talk-us] Cemeteries in OSM?
niceman at att.net
Mon Jul 29 15:59:26 UTC 2013
On 7/29/2013 10:49 AM, Thomas Colson wrote:
> _Is this even an appropriate use of OSM?_ I have a cemetery mapping
> project with LOTS of good data, pondering the best way to publish it….
I would say - yes. To me the considerations lie in how much data to
include: Everything on the stone? Local information about the person?
Additional knowledge from historians and sextons?
On a related note, this subject came up for me a few weeks ago. Mark
Gray had given a lightning talk on this subject at SOTM US 2010
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_Of_The_Map_U.S._2010 . I was
thinking of starting with a single waypoint, which can be very accurate
after multiple averaging, multiple readings at different times of day,
etc. Then using a rig for highly accurate headstone location readings
relative to the reference point, which could be converted to GeoLocation
coordinates. I couldn't find any simple, low cost way to do this with
a quick Internet search. Are there Smartphone apps that can do this
with the help of their accelerometer? Some other type of hardware?
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