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Nickerson State Park

Posted by Tomash Pilshchik on 29 May 2012 in English (English)

I will be camping in Nickerson State Park in June. I have made GPS traces on past trips, but have never had time to use them to improve the map. I am doing it now.

The Bing aerial imagery is of lower-than-typical resolution and many of the roads run under trees, so it is sometimes hard to tell where they go. The traces help to piece them together.

I have tried to draw the bike trail and the walking trails around the lakes, but I have had to guess in parts. I hope to make some new traces next month and improve the map furthur when I get back.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=41.75901&lon=-70.02133&zoom=15&layers=M

Location: Cliff Pond Path, Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, 02662, United States of America

Comment from AndrewBuck on 29 May 2012 at 21:32

Nice work. The area looks quite detailed. One thing to be aware of, GPS traces will be less accurate if they are under tree cover. If you haven't already done so, you should upload your GPS traces to the main OSM server. That way they can accumulate with future traces by you or other people and can further refine the exact position of trails and whatnot.

Excellent work though. The area looks like a fun place to go exploring.

-Buck

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Comment from Tomash Pilshchik on 30 May 2012 at 16:03

Indeed, tree cover does interfere, but the roads are already somewhat visible in the Bing images. The traces help to connect the visible fragments correctly.

Not all of the traces which I used have been uploaded. I intend to correct this when I get back with the new traces.

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Comment from AndrewBuck on 30 May 2012 at 16:38

Cool. They don't have to be uploaded right away (I often let them sit on my computer for many weeks until I get around to uploading them). Just wanted to make sure you were aware you could upload them and how they could be used by others.

-Buck

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