[Haifux] No Poetry Today
tzafrir at cohens.org.il
Mon Aug 8 18:33:08 MSD 2011
On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 10:43:16AM +0300, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 7:54 AM, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir at cohens.org.il> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 02:37:32PM +0300, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> > > Orr writes poetry,
> > > I am not in the mood.
> > > The talk queue is empty,
> > > and this is not good.
> > >
> > > So think of a topic,
> > > Suggest an idea,
> > > Pick yourself a date
> > > Winter is near.
> > I have no simple topic for a lecture. Though I wonder if it's possible
> > to do an OpenStreetMap mapping session instead. Note that it cannot be
> > done at the standard place because:
> > 1. We need to add data. I suspect the Technion campus is already
> > well-charted.
> > 2. We later need to upload data and edit it. This requires internet
> > connectivity.
> > Generally I would expect this to be done in small teams where each team
> > must have:
> > * BigBrother: with a GPS device monitoring the location. That trace
> > should then be later to his/her OpenStreetMap account for easier
> > mapping in a different computer.
> > * Mapper: Someone who knows what we actually need to chart (and what we
> > don't have to / shouldn't)
> > A team should probably include 1-3 other participants.
> > After finishing to cover an area, the team should move on to a place
> > with an internet access and update the data.
> >  http://www.openstreetmap.org/
> Great idea. I suggest the following organization:
> 1. The mapper (volunteer required?) will find areas that need coverage, and
> prepare a list.
Looking at the map of Haifa I can't pin-point a specific area that
needs improvements. Things that may be missing:
* English names
* Arabic names (are mostly missing)
* Any other places worth mentioning: restaurants and such.
> 2. People will sign up to areas and groups (a wiki page would be a good
> media for this), statingif they got a GPS device.
> 3. In a Haifux meeting, Tzafrir (who kind of volunteered) or and/or others
> A. help people configure their GPSes and install them with whatever needed.
> This will enable people who are not good technically to join the effort,
> including school kids on vacation etc (great activity for the summer).
> B. explain how to upload the data exactly.
> 4. People will take the tours and upload the data on their own time.
> 5.If they had any trouble, we will devote the beginning of the next Haifux
> meeting to helping them do it.
> Tzafrir, can you be the mapper, or do you depend on someone else?
 http://osm.org/go/xtTpfiR1-- and that area
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