[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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