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07:04 pm: i have today two things to report

a) my legs hurt
b) seven sisters is slightly better mapped

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From:shermarama
Date:March 8th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
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The idea of an open-source map is rather cool. How does the GPS process go - does it have to be done at walking pace, or is it more that you have to stop and mark when you're at corners and things?

Few issues with the road labelling too.. that's kind of spoony.
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From:abigailb
Date:March 8th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
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yeah, that's their cheap-and-dirty renderer: they have a prettier one as well, which takes more time and is well behind...

it's doable from a car, assuming the reception is ok, my GPS device can be told to take a point every 10 metres or whatever. these traces then fit nicely over the aerial photography they have, and i then build the points and lines and i can name roads based on my notes.

so far i'm just sticking to doing simple residential streets. i may try to sort out the Tottenham Hale/Monument Way junction with Ferry Lane at some point (which is currently missing), but that looks terribly complicated.
From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:March 8th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Teach me to make neat maps like that!!! I'm on IM.
From:warofdreams
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
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I see they're having a mapping party for Sheffield. It looks like the city centre is pretty much blank at the minute.

Sound like a great idea. How much is a GPS?
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From:abigailb
Date:March 9th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
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the one i got was slightly over a hundred quid (garmin GPS 60). i think there are cheaper ones that are adequate.
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From:abigailb
Date:March 26th, 2007 09:35 am (UTC)
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From:deathboy
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
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ooh. is that a free/open mapping project?
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From:abigailb
Date:March 9th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
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