[ubuntu-us-in] OpenStreetMap

Jason Corfman computers at corfyscorner.com
Mon Nov 17 16:38:20 GMT 2008

I read about OpenStreetMaps a couple months ago and added in my 
subdivision before Google Maps had it. Granted, Google Maps added my 
subdivision about two weeks later (probably unrelated), but it was nice 
to have something that recognized where my subdivision was. I have only 
lived here for five years, after all.

Now if I can get my GPS unit to recognize my subdivision, I will be a 
happy camper.


Pawsitive Results wrote:
> You guys shouldn't tell me about stuff like this! I don't have TIME!!!!
> When I was training/handling Search and Rescue dogs, I did a LOT of 
> work with handheld GPS for training bloodhounds. Send GPS with 
> "victim". Strap identical model GPD to bloodhound handler. Download 
> tracks onto topo map software. It's really incredible to be able to 
> SEE, that clearly, what scent does in various terrain/under varying 
> weather conditions....
> I'll have to dig that equipment out...wonder where it all got packed 
> when I moved....I should have at least two or three....Hmmmmm....
> Ana
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:48 AM, <indylarry at larrytooley.com 
> <mailto:indylarry at larrytooley.com>> wrote:
>     I was going to mention the addictive nature of the project but I
>     thought I would be laughed off the mailing list. Yes. It is
>     addictive. Another thing that is possible and needed is the
>     labeling of locations. I have been working on labeling local
>     restaurants and other attractions.
>     Tons of fun. It is like a game. I would compare it to duplicating
>     your local city in Sim City.
>     Game on!
>     ------Original Message------
>     From: Simón Ruiz
>     Sender:
>     To: indylarry at larrytooley.com <mailto:indylarry at larrytooley.com>
>     To: Ubuntu's Indiana Local Community Team
>     Sent: Nov 17, 2008 7:54 AM
>     Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-in] OpenStreetMap
>     Heheh, yeah, just remember to set a time limit or something; it can be
>     really addictive.
>     I started off with "Hm, the roads in my addition look horrendous, let
>     me clean them up so they represent reality a little better."
>     Then I went down the road and cleaned up some major streets and some
>     of the neighboring neighborhoods.
>     Then I traced out the section of the rivergreenway walking trail that
>     we most use.
>     Then I traced out one of the buildings in my area...
>     At this point I forced myself to stop, because I could just keep
>     coming up with "Oh, just one more thing" for as long as I let myself.
>     Reminds me of the Civilization series of games; "Just one more turn
>     and I can walk away...Just one more turn and I can walk away..."
>     ;-)
>     Simón
>     P.S. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners%27_Guide
>     On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 10:40 PM,  <indylarry at larrytooley.com
>     <mailto:indylarry at larrytooley.com>> wrote:
>     > I found that project a few months back. I don't have a GPS but I
>     just sat down and learned to edit in a few minutes and start
>     plugging away. I would recommend everyone join the project.
>     Imagine how much we could get done if each of us contributed an
>     hour a week.  It is painless and usually I listen to some good
>     music and have a beer while I am at it.
>     Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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