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ElliottPlack has commented on the following diary entries

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Mapillary Bike Ride in my Neighborhood 8 months ago

Steven, glad you found the post! The topeak case is pretty great for this (considering they probably didn't design it to be a bikecam). You can rachet it down really tight so it won't move at all.

The nice thing about it is the case for the phone is one with the mount so there's no wiggle room at all. With universal cases there's usually some kind of spring or clamp to hold it there. That might work for smooth rides but if you fall or hit a bad bump it could slide out. I've dropped the bike and the phone didn't come out of the mount.

I had used an iPhone 5 for the ride and I wasn't going very fast. Average speed 10mph, just a casual cruise. I was more focused on not running over put holes I think.

I'd like to get a gopro one day because I think they're better on the blur aspect, though my new iPhone 6 plus with optical image stabilization may fare better on bumpy roads. I haven't tried it on the bike because I don't have a Topeak mount for the big iPhone yet.

Cheers, Elliott

Mapillary Bike Ride in my Neighborhood 9 months ago

Thanks Peter. This reminds me that I need to write a piece on using that bike mount. It is just very cold out right now and I haven't been on the bike much :)

Mapillary Bike Ride in my Neighborhood 10 months ago

@bigopenmac. Thanks! Great idea. I've tried it in my car but the images are usually too blurry unless the lighting is really good. I'll try it on the bicycle though because perhaps the slower speed will result in better photos. I also put the Garmin Virb on my Christmas wish list ;)

Continuing new status... about 2 years ago

Good work in NYC! I've been doing some bus routes in Baltimore. Check it out the area on OSM and the wiki, which needs an update. I'd love to collaborate and chat about some lessons learned from your project. I was just at SOTM US.

A Brief Dalliance with Imports almost 3 years ago

Phil. Great intro to some of the issues with that data. I work for Baltimore County GIS, and have spoke at length with my colleagues downtown about importing some data to OSM. They confirmed with legal that the data is in public domain, but that they're planning to update OSM on their own. I haven't seen any such project yet, and have uploaded some data here and there to test. I'll let you know if I hear anything else.