OpenStreetMap

Steven Horner has commented on the following diary entries

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Topo Hiking Map over 1 year ago

I've been thinking of doing something similar for a while, would help where I could. My plan was to eventually replace the OS maps I am going to be using on a future website that will in the short term be using OS maps.

Just an idea … dashcams and street view almost 2 years ago

I looked into this a few weeks ago before the meteorite after seeing all those Russian road accident videos on YouTube and thought it would be a good way to record data. There is a Video Mapping Plugin for JOSM which sort of worked with a GPX file recorded at the same time.

The plugin was very unstable though, crashed JOSM regularly and then disabled the plugin on restart. I also couldn't resize the video, it always started small and while I could resize the window the video stayed the same size. I wasn't using the latest .6 version because that hasn't been released to the public.

It's worth looking into and it did help mapping for instance exact locations of bus stops, benches, businesses, field boundary types and far easier than tagging with a phone/GPS.