OpenStreetMap

First Steps.

Posted by morsa_paes on 1 March 2013 in English (English)

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.

Comment from aseerel4c26 on 1 March 2013 at 22:54

Welcome to OSM, mosa_paess! :-) There is a lot to do without a gps. the bing aerial images help but the most important thing is simply a notebook and pencil (or some other technique to take notes). If you run out of ideas what to map, feel free to ask me or write a blog entry. ;-)

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Comment from morsa_paes on 2 March 2013 at 00:21

Thank you so much for your warm welcome! The reason why I would like to experiment with GPS is due to the goals of the GIS class I am currently undertaking. We are supposed to be as technological as possible! So, I hope I'll get to toy around with some other features of OSM (using JOSM) in the near future. I appreciate your comradery!

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Comment from BCNorwich on 2 March 2013 at 07:32

Hello Morsa, Another welcome. Have you looked at Walking Papers it's the next best thing to a GPS, print out a map section and fill in detail with your pencil, they may well be of assistance to you. http://walkingpapers.org/
Regards Bernard

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Comment from morsa_paes on 2 March 2013 at 12:39

BCNorwich, I really had no idea such thing existed, but will definitely be using it from now on! Great advice, thank you. :))

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Comment from ingalls on 2 March 2013 at 13:21

http://fieldpapers.org/ is actually the next generation replacement for walking papers. It is made by the same people but allows for much more visual creation of the papers. If you try them both you'll see the difference pretty quickly!

Cheers & Happy mapping, ingalls

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Comment from morsa_paes on 2 March 2013 at 13:58

I will try them both and write an entry on it soon. It's really nice to have so much feedback from more experienced users. I do appreciate all your kindness and help!

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Comment from ingalls on 2 March 2013 at 16:01

Feel free to send any of us a shout if you need any help / questions answered

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