Cycling and mapping from
Dunkerque to Amsterdam
A great way to see the country
A great way to cover large amounts of tracks
Needs a 'post processing' approach to mapping
Collect data + photos, review and process later.
Nokia E71 – primary GPS
Quick GPS fixes, awesome battery life (9 hours GPS
Ye Olde Etrex
Bulletproof, goanywhere, solid. Backup device
provides belt and braces approach.
Takes 640x480 exif JPEG every 120 seconds using a
Bicycles + Rain + Tram Lines = Pain. Who knew?
Could only ride, and map, half of the journey.
This is why...
The Good News
GPS tracks for the whole days ride
Great selection of photos as a memory aid...
A user of the item being mapped has a different
(better?) perspective than another person.
Who can use this: cyclists, mopeds, horses, cars?
Each of these cycle direction signs are targetted
towards different users
Horrific injuries notwithstanding, bike touring +
mapping is fun!
Bike tour mapping events?
Use commercial touring companies?
Not just ways, but all the 'cycling infrastructure' –
parking, hire, signage, shops, etc.
Could feed into OpenStreetView?
Geospatial Consultancy & Development