I'm looking for ways to increase mapping activity regarding bus stops in the city.
The thing is, most of the bus stop mapping in January has been done by me alone on my walks. As much as I like exploring around the city and I kinda wanna see as much of it as I can, I can hardly make a dent in terms of completing the map on my own. Any suggestions?
Obligatory map provided.
I know I don't have to do this all by myself, but I don't know if I can pull off a mapping party, or how many man hours I could reasonably generate by rallying a group up for this task. Not to mention the pandemic making this task extra difficult. I also realize that this task gets much easier for those with a mode of transport. Even just a bike makes this easier.
2) Map each node out manually. If I mapped one node for every hour I spent awake in 2022, I wouldn't quite be finished by 2023. However, I realize that if we did this, we could have all kinds of extra data per stop, like whether they're sheltered, heated, have bins, seats, etc. The data would be of vastly higher quality.
I just got done writing two bash scripts, one to convert overpass turbo CSV output into GPX files, and another to convert the data.calgary.ca bus stop CSV file into GPX. The purpose of having these in GPX is that it makes them renderable as an image. While going through the wiki, I've come to the realization that there are two directions I could go in regards to putting #YYC bus stops into #OSM.
It's gunna be cold, so I'll be wearing gloves and using one of those touch pens to keep me warm.
I'm trying to stay away from doing unecessary work, but I might take pictures or videos of animals while I'm out there for #Peertube. I'll keep away from blogging about it.
Seeing this reminds me of how much improvement could be done in the #openstreetmap project for #calgary #yyc . I know most of us can't do a lot, but maybe sometime in the future, we should all take maybe a day out of our schedules to improve the map of our city.
They might have big, fancy mapping cars, but we have a million people, some who are very creative, and the vast majority have phones. Let's do this!
Three different incidents involving police within the fame hour. One of the incidents involving police with a k9 unit getting into a shouting match with a lady and dragging her off the bus I was on.
I'm glad I have time off, needless to say.
This city is insane. Crime skyrocketing as well as police involvement.
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