It's the start of a new month, which means I've updated my Wikiproject on .

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.

Merry Christmas , green are the bus stops present in and red are the ones that are missing!

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.

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1) Import the list. This'll take a few days to weeks. Approx seven thousand nodes copied onto .

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.

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I just got done writing two bash scripts, one to convert overpass turbo CSV output into GPX files, and another to convert the 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 bus stops into .

Nice guy, tinder, Calgary 

For those of you who might not understand my beef with , imagine that every single individual in this city has exactly this energy all the time, and you work a customer service job with a two hour commute. This is only a fraction of what this city is like.

Hey, if anyone from is up for meeting up and just going for regular walks just for the sake of fitness, feel free to message me.

Alright, I'm getting bored of walking the same trails all the time. I'm gunna start mapping transit routes again on in .

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 . I'll keep away from blogging about it.

friends, you heard it here first! Someone in won the all-in poker jackpot, at about $80,500.

I found this on the train. Looks like the lunes are printing them en masse and leaving them in places. I've been grabbing them and putting them in my bag so I can toss them out in a place where no one's going to dig them out. I suggest you guys do the same.

Seeing this reminds me of how much improvement could be done in the project for . 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.

Taken on my way to work. Some guy on piblic transit with a beer in each jean jacket pocket.

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