Talk:Getting Involved

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Newby needs help

Hello. I've just learned about this site from Wikipedia, and I really appreciate the idea of free maps. I would like to help. I've got Mio PDA with tomtom software, but (here comes VERY stupied question), I really can not find out how can I turn the tracklog mode on! (no RTFM please, it doesn't help). In godsname, how can I turn this ting on? Excuse me for stupied question in the wrong place. Vitalyzator 19:22, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Its very possible that the TomTom software will not allow you to create a tracklog. If it does it is also likley to "snap" to the nearest street in the navigation software so dont use that anyway. All is not lost though. Most PDA's will let you run other software as well as the navigation software. To do this you need a serial port splitter (software) to enable two bits of software to use the port the GPS receiver connects to. I use GPS Gate to do this. GPS Gate also contains logging software, or you can obtain another piece of software to do the job seperately. Check my page for some more hints on using a PDA, also Clive has some on his page related to using a TomTom. Blackadder 21:58, 14 November 2006 (UTC).
Thanks for advice. I've already dgot some explanation from Cimm here (in Dutch), but you explanation is quite usefull, too. I will try to fix software problems in the week-end, when I'll have more time. Hope I'll be able to participare OM acively soon. Vitalyzator 23:33, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Data points.

How far apart should the data points be? 1 meter? 10 meters?

If you have a hundred people give you points that are accurate to 10 meters and one person that can give you data that is accurate to a few centimeters how do you know which data is which?

Am I wasting my money buying a high sensitivity receiver? --Korea 07:13, 20 June 2007 (BST)

It depends on the feature. A mountain peak probably does not need to be mapped to centimetre precision, but a footpath might. If we get lots of people contributing tracklog data, for instance, we can see an average measurement that will probably be close; that is, outliers from very inaccurate receivers will stand out as not agreeing. Arlo James Barnes (talk) 23:01, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
There's an example, and some advice on this hidden away on this old wiki page: Editing Standards and Conventions#Accuracy -- Harry Wood (talk) 20:13, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Newer page!

Contribute map data. Xxzme (talk) 01:05, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Rather it duplicates How to contribute. --aseerel4c26 (talk) 10:31, 6 May 2018 (UTC)