User talk:FrankM

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Hi Frank, nice picture Image:TrackSatDist.png. Was this a unique example, or have you done / do you plan to do this kind of analysis on a larger scale? Things one could find out is: 1. Where do tracklogs differ from drawn maps? 2. Where do tracklogs exist, but no map has been drawn (yet)? --LA2 00:31, 7 Feb 2006 (GMT)

I uploaded the image as an example for a mail on the openstreetmap list. When i got curious about the origin of some already drawn autobahn exits last weekend, i did a detour on my way back home this evening and recorded the track as a comparison. the image was one of the results. I didn't find such weird differences for other uploads yet (most of the time the lines in the database and my tracks just wriggled at the usual GPS distance). Frank 00:45, 7 Feb 2006 (GMT)

There are some people who want to "help" in drawing maps, without having a GPS receiver. I don't like this, but I really cannot stop them. I have suggested keeping a pool of donated GPS receivers that newcomers could borrow before they buy their own, but I don't know if this will be a successful approach. As the project grows we will have to find out some way to collect more tracklogs (from taxi companies?) on a larger scale. --02:21, 7 Feb 2006 (GMT)

i didn't want to blame those people, i think the problem is that all freely usable sat images aren't accuarte enough to digitize them (to mark them as based on the sat data and use the with care might be a solution). according to the NASA World Wind Forum, the resolution is between 15 and 30m per pixel and thats about the shift in the data. I'm currently also thinking about getting a second GPS receiver as i had some offers by coworkers and friends that proposed to record their hometown or longer tours Frank 23:05, 8 Feb 2006 (GMT)


I saw you writing de:About. You should also consider to write an article for the German Wikipedia. There are already articles in English and Swedish and stub in Finnish. --LA2 20:24, 9 Jul 2006 (UTC)


Hallo Frank, ich weiß nicht so genau ob du noch sehr aktiv bist im Wiki, aber vielleicht hast du ja Lust dem Wikiteam beizutreten? Talk:Wiki#Forming_a_Wiki_Team --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 14:51, 5 November 2010 (UTC)