[OSM-talk] Mapping 'risky areas'

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Sat Mar 26 05:59:14 GMT 2011

At 2011-02-21 09:10, Mike N wrote:
>I have seen this effect also - there are nearby areas that I will never 
>survey because they are too risky.   Even in a vehicle, I would not want 
>to risk a breakdown.
>   For the areas that are unfriendly to pedestrian and bicycle, I have 
> used video from a vehicle.

I've mapped extensively with a still-shot camera from a vehicle. Keep in 
mind that people are still watching you, particularly in bad neighborhoods, 
and they generally infer bad things about people wielding cameras. I've 
been stopped a number of times, even in good neighborhoods, by people 
demanding to know why I'm taking pics of their houses. I've scaled way back 
on capturing addresses for this reason.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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