Ashgabat's western suburbs

Posted by apm-wa on 4 February 2018 in English (English)

Ann and I celebrated my completion (more or less) of drawing the boundaries of Ashgabat's four boroughs (etraplar) with a Sunday drive to some of the villages across the border in Ahal welayat (province) to the west. We collected a few POIs and street names, and did some ground truth. The battery died on our Samsung Galaxy we use for collecting Mapillary imagery and the backup battery was also not fully charged...sorry about that (note to self: remember to recharge ALL batteries the night before).

Location: Nowata, Ahal Region, Turkmenistan

Comment from Stereo on 5 February 2018 at 17:35

Boundaries are one of the few things we have in OSM that you can't collect on the ground - how are you collecting them? Boundary markers?

Comment from apm-wa on 13 February 2018 at 16:17

Please see my earlier diary entry, with the map of newly defined boundaries of the Ashgabat city boroughs. I have used FieldNotes to create a map of the entire metropolitan area and superimposed this map over it. Not quite done yet, there is some more refining to be done, but it's getting better every time I have a few minutes to devote to it. The downtown boundaries were easy as the streets demarcating the boundaries are identifiable. The outer boundaries are proving more of a challenge.

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