Feedback from OpenStreetMap on this project
On 2 Oct 2009, at 08:05, Heather Sarkissian wrote:
> I would like to have the mp3Car forums help OSM by providing data to
> improve your existing maps.
> The mp3Car forum is full of car computer users from around the world
> who can easily collect NMEA and other data and automatically submit
> it to us. We are working with our forum members to automate the
> process of collecting the data from car computers. We will next
> move on to collection from iPhones.
> Could you let me know:
> 1. If you can use NMEA data to help generate the maps and
It's part of the problem - we use it as an input but at best it gives
you geometry - no metadata.
> 2. What other data might be useful?
PoIs, streetnames, oneway information...
> There is an explanation of the collection application that one of
> our forum members created to automate collection: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/crow...how-works.html
> Feel free to post in the forums or you can email me any thoughts
> that you would have in terms of what data OSM needs, how OSM would
> like to receive it, and whether our current application will provide
> this data.
So that app you link to is basically there, it just needs to spit out
GPX files instead of a bespoke XML format.