The hacker bus trip to Ribeirão Preto was awesome! And I think I need to do a follow up on my previous entry regarding how the mapping parties went now that the contributions are online and I am back at São Carlos…
We stayed in Ribeirão Preto for 3 days, and visited 3 different neighborhoods one each day: Branca Salles, Quintino Faci and Campos Elíseos, but the mapping efforts happened only on the latest 2, on the first day the bus arrived late and there was no time for me to kickstart the workshop.
Anyways, both Thursday and Friday we met a bunch of students (12-14 years old) and the bus crew split them into different activities during the afternoons. For the mapping effort we gathered 8 students on each day.
We began the workshop explaining to them what OSM is and why should they care to build their own neighborhood map. Then we putted on paper the names of all the nearby street that they knew, and also the ones they didnt knew so we could later go there and find out.
After that we borrowed used cameraphones and cameras for the ones that didnt had one and formed two teams of 4 so we could go out on the streets and start taking pictures of street name signs, corners, bus stops, public telephones and other points of interest. Each team left with one GPS logger as well.
At the end of each session we copied all photos to a machine with JOSM and quick showed the trace with the auto-guess pictures in them.
Our time was short, so unfortunately we couldnt show deeply how to trace the actual streets and upload to OSM, but we got their emails in order to send them the assembled map once it got online afterwards.
Also, I’ve recorded a screencast demo’ing my JOSM workflow for photomapping(in Portuguese).
Here is the map of the first day/neighborhood:
And here is the map of the second one:
For more pictures visit my album on flickr or Julio Boaro’s album on Google+
Comment from Claudomiro on 21 March 2012 at 20:42
Parabens! Muito legal mesmo…
Comment from Fabricio Zuardi on 21 March 2012 at 20:46
Valeu Claudomiro! Vi no seu profile que vc mapeia Jundiaí, muito massa! Eu estou tentando mapear Itatiba que é pertinho :)
Comment from Harry Wood on 4 April 2012 at 18:14
Awesome! Looks like you had a lot of fun. I Love the photographs especially this one and this one. I think one of those would make a great featured image on the wiki if you’re willing to open license it (?)
I see there’s a bit of an unfortunate boundary of the bing imagery coverage in Ribeirão Preto making for a weird shaped map. I always think this kind of thing presents an interesting problem which possibly has an interesting hardware hacking solution. Maybe a challenge for the Garoa Hacker Clube hey? :-)
I’m about to email Cloudmiro and Diogo with some details of my visit to SP (possible dates for a meet-up!) I can’t copy you in because I don’t know your email address, but I’ll send a message with the same.
Comment from Harry Wood on 4 April 2012 at 18:21
oopse. Try again. This time with working links
Comment from Fabricio Zuardi on 4 April 2012 at 20:38
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The first linked photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabricio/7001559427/ is already open licensed because its mine, if you look on the flickr page you can see that it uses CC-BY 2.0, but you can consider it Attribution 3.0 if you like it better.
The other one was not taken by me, but one of the kids with my camera (Ana Laura) and I dont have her contacts to ask for a license :(
Comment from Harry Wood on 8 May 2012 at 00:30
Congratulations. Your nice mapping photo is on the featured on the OSM wiki Main Page this week.
Sorry the timing didn’t work out for meeting up with you while I was on holiday in Brazil. You were on another hackerbus trip? I had a lot of OSM related fun while I was there anyway