I want to move this forward.
Our goal is to make maps should be free by:
1)collecting gps tracks that and open the data up for anyone
2) turning the open data into maps
3)stretch goal - developing an open routing engine
We know we an achieve goal 1 because we have seen that people are willing to give tracks to teleatlas for free and still pay the company for the maps later.
I will help by getting outside resources to help as needed, as you guys continue to work on the code. If something is needed, let me know and i will get you guys whatever you need. I have talked with Rob, Goce, and bugbyte and it sounds like the next steps should be:
1. documenting briefly (like a paragraph) the way that the data is being collected. What the collection format is and a justification for the format. Just so we have it going forward. We should make it a sticky.
lambospirit, could you help with this?
2. Focus on getting people to upload tracks by:
a. Advertise the project - what should it be called by the way - by having Rob make a video and show people how they can contribute.
b. request front ends to include it in their software so that everyone can easily upload their tracks, if they choose. - Centrafuse, guino, who else?
3. Determine how we will test to make sure that the data is readable and usable.
4. Then, once we have sufficient data or a large number of up-loaders - how many should we say? - we start focusing on analyzing the data. The data will be freely available as well to others so OSM and whoever else can use it to further their goal.
Again, this project will be 100% open.
Does this work - does this clearly lay out our goals and the general next steps?