Expressions of interest
john at capmon.com
Mon Dec 16 10:01:49 EST 2002
I'd be very interested in doiing this in Canberra, anyone got an URL for this?
At 10:53 PM 12/15/02 +0000, Kim Hawtin wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 04:49:39PM +1100, evilbunny wrote:
>> Idea at this stage is to create a simple XML type client for any/all
>> OS's that can pull data from GPS units...
>> Idea is you walk up to a intersection, grab GPS location (to as best
>> as possible the centre of the intersection without getting killed ;)
>> note the street names, (St, rd, etc etc) how many lanes, and other
>> bits that will make it useful. At this stage we're after any
>> suggestions on what data would be useful to capture etc...
>> Also trying to find out if people would be willing to go out and map
>> their suburbs or even surrounding suburbs, the data we plan to
>> release royalty free to anyone that wants it, some guys in the US
>> already have the mapping infrastructure to plot these vector points
>> into images... Because it will be royalty free there won't be any
>> issues with sharing it, because it won't be owned by any company
>Now that I'm in a job, after my next pay I'll look at geting a GPS
>unit and start on my area early next year =)
>> There are a lot of groups that could benefit from this apart from
>> wireless so there is a potential for a lot of collaboration between
>> different parts of the community to make this happen... and share in
>> the benefits of having it...
>There is a project kicking off in London called AirShadow (?) or
>similar. The idea is that you can map a given ESSID for your community
>group. Also the idea that you can map the "network" area and signal
>strength over time ...
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