Recent diary entries
Este domingo salimos al Bosque de Chapultepec para volar un globo del excelente Balloon Mapping Kit del Public Laboratory. Encuentra aquí una pequeña historia de fotos de este día. La idea era de sacar fotos aereas, no fue tan exitoso como nos hubiera gustado...
Haz click en las fotos para ver más información.
This Sunday we went to Chapultepec park to fly a balloon (using the excellent [Balloon Mapping Kit of Public Laboratory. See here a pictures of the day. The idea was to create areal imagery, it didn't quite work out that way...
Click on pictures for more info.
Eric and myself will be leading a MapBox training and OpenStreetMap mapping party in Mexico City tomorrow, Friday (10) and Saturday (11). On both days we will meet at the Telmex Hub in the center of Mexico City. You can find all the details on our blog.
In preparation, I've done some research in areas of Mexico DF we could be focussing on. The weather might not be cooperating, scroll to the bottom to see our plan for if we're stuck with rain.
Here are a lot of areas in Mexico DF that we could survey with Walking Papers and GPS. I've pulled a bunch of them together based on what I see missing on the DF map, not knowing these areas myself. Let's pick ones that are busy and safe enough. Please add more where you see fit.
We should also figure out whether we can/should get bikes or cars for the survey.
(Click to go to see map on openstreetmap.org)
Around La Raza
Around Camarones station
Area around Casco de Santo Tomás IPN
(Just south of the Camarones area described above)
North of Aragón
Peñón de los Baños
West of Iztacalco
The missing street names are due to the redaction process.
Around San Joaquín
This is just north of Polanco
There's a good chance of rain - if we can't do a ground survey (some rain shouldn't stop us) we have a backup program:
- Satellite tracing
- Using OSM data to render your own map with TileMill
- Visualizing progress in OpenStreetMap
- Research local geo sources
- Data density and quality research, create a backlog of next actions for Mexico DF or the entire country.
I'll be in Rio for Rio+20 and launching InfoAmazonia. I'd love to do some OSM work there, I'm thinking walking papers. Please get in touch if you're interested.
I'm working with Rub21 right now on improving Lima. We're finding a lot of disconnected streets there. What's the story behind these? I'm seeing that at least some of the remaining streets are by user Telecom IP - I'll be sending him a message. Not sure whether this is license change related, I remember seen these disconnected roads in Lima well before the bots kicked in.
Right now our plan of action is to repair the streets that match nicely with Bing satellite imagery and not touch those that don't. I'd like to eventually repair or remove the ones that appear to be garbage, too.
I just posted a quick report on walking papers work in Brasilia on our blog, check it out:
- Brasilia block system was tricky to figure out...
- ... and is now tricky to enter. Please join the discussion for a solution
Debriefing with Lima
If you're in Brasilia, join us on Sunday for some Walking Papers action, here are the details: http://mapbox.com/blog/osm-mapping-brasilia/
I will be in Sarajevo from Wednesday (Feb 15) to Sunday (Feb 19) for POINT conference:
- Thursday 7PM: Geo Data workshop, OSM, TileMill, QGis, etc. - would love to connect with OSM'ers!
- Friday 3.15PM: Talk about Fast and Beautiful Maps made of Open Data
Poke me on Twitter http://twitter.com/lxbarth if you're interested in joining in for the workshop or just catching up.