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57 weeks of vehicle movements

Posted by Sam Wilson on 3 November 2011 in English (English)

A bit over a year ago I started uploading weekly dumps of the GPS traces from my company's fleet. I've uploaded a bit over half a gigabyte of data since then, or 20,000 to 50,000 points per week, and party render thinks it looks like this:

File:57 weeks of vehicle tracking.samwilson.pngpython render.py -d .. -g none -r 1000 --pos=-32.901318,117.776609

I trace over bits and pieces now and then, but I'm not doing much. I was just wondering whether anyone else is mapping in rural Western Australia and finding these traces useful?

Location: Western Australia, Australia

Comment from Harry Wood on 3 November 2011 at 11:55

Hi Sam. It's cool that you have all this GPS data. Looks like it covers a massive area centred around Perth. I just picked a spot, downloaded the GPS points and quickly found some roads which needed adding. Pretty useful I'd say!

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Comment from Sam Wilson on 3 November 2011 at 12:04

Thanks Harry! It is centred around Perth indeed; this is where all the vehicles are based. They go out for 10–14 day swings, taking GPS positions every ~30s.

Did you notice my tracey subterfuge with a big empty circle around the Perth metro area?! I get the data in massive clumps of nmea files, and process them with gpsbabel using -x radius,distance=20K,lat=-31.995815,lon=115.73512,nosort,exclude

I wish I had more time to map things, but it's hardly a central part of my employment... :-(

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Comment from HannesHH on 3 November 2011 at 16:16

Thank you so much for sharing these tracks.

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Comment from Takuto on 4 November 2011 at 09:38

GPS track is bliss, really. I wish some company here, in Russia upload this amount of data - since some areas stil doesnt have Bing imagery, GPS is only way to know if there is road here.
So thank you for data, they definitely useful for OSM.

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