[OSM-talk] 68 GPS units donated to OSM

Gisle Sælensminde gsale at broadpark.no
Sun Jan 18 17:03:34 GMT 2009


Gisle Sælensminde skrev:
>> My name is Erik Söderström and I live in Gothenburg, Sweden.
>> I'm fairly new to this project, but have quickly been drawn in due to my
>>   fascination of all things free.
>>
>> I work as an IT-admin at a logistics company (haulage). We currently
>> have six trucks that are GPS-enabled, and those send in data to our
>> servers (which I then compile and contribute). The problem is that the
>> data is sent 3 minutes apart so the tracks are in very low resolution.
>>
>>     
> These data can be useful if  drivers drive the road multiple times, as a
> logistics company surely does. Since these points has the same accuracy
> as loggers that log each second, and probably does not map the exact
> same spot each time it passes, it can over time be high enough
> resolution to map the road. It is not low resolution, just low sampling
> rate. Thus these data can still be valuable if collected over time. This
> will require some work on the dataset, but there should be people that
> can do this. I can help you with this.  One could for example collect
> all data, not by vehicle, but by area, so other people could use it for
> mapping. These data would be annonymized, so that one would not know
> anything of which driver drove where and when.
>
>   
In fact, just by doing bulk upload of these data, the points can be
downloaded in JOSM and other editors, so that when a mapper maps the
area, he can see the points.


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