Recent diary entries
So, after taking into account some users feedback, I conclude that Google is not that jolly of a fellow, and so I won't be using Google Street Viewer any longer as a compass and leg stretcher. I'm glad I posted the earlier entry today, because I really wasn't aware of the legal boundaries involving OSM.
I'm keeping it 'clean', from now on. Thank you so much for your advice, OSM Jedi!
I've spent the weekend in Esposende and finally got to map out of my residencial area. So far, I've added a few facilities (a lot, actually) and corrected a street that was mislabelled and misplaced. I also got to map a whole cemetery, many churches and some schools! A lot of the editing was done simply using the aerial view, as I was aided by a local. I brought home some 'Walking Papers' I doodled over, as there were many, many things to map and I couldn't get it all done in those two days.
Esposende is looking quite prettier now!
Just when I thought I had finally got my hands on a GPS and could spend the weekend tracking my way around, I realized my uncle's device — a Garmin StreetPilot® c550 — is rather dated (in GPS time, I suppose 2006 was half a millenium ago). I guess I'll have to stick with Walking Papers/Field Papers for now and hope for some more GPS charity later on.
Since I don't have a digital camera or a decent mobile phone, I've been wandering the streets with a notebook and a pencil, trying to map my residencial area. So far, I've added some shops and facilities that where missing, but, being the city centre, the area is already quite well mapped.