[Geowanking] Open Street View
hbgrant at voyager.net
Thu Jun 14 07:18:19 PDT 2007
I want to capture everything as well but store data such that sensor
location is defined by its area not an orthogonal point on a sphere -
and that is the problem looking for a solution - for sensors, photos and
lots of other attributes.
I'm happy to start with a lat/lon reading but I want to place it in a
globally defined area - a universal zip code not unlike the attempt here:
but open to anyone for free, of course.
what a Recursive Triangular Mesh (as opposed to the Hierarchical variety)
offers is a method of defining a spherical area from any point of origin -
this discussion has obviously focussed on geospatial but RTM can be applied
to any celestial or terrestrial object.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to
> [mailto:geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to]On Behalf Of stephen white
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:16 AM
> To: geowanking at lists.burri.to
> Subject: Re: [Geowanking] Open Street View
> On 13/06/2007, at 10:54 PM, brian grant wrote:
> > the street view focus on the visual seems to be an effort to
> > capture the
> > transient but my needs are to capture repeatedly over time and not
> > just the
> > visual - I need temperature, humidity, particulate and other
> > atmospheric
> When you have your measurements, where do you put them? Both groups
> of data are transient, and you may as well put your temperature and
> humidity and particulate data in the same place as something that
> lets you look around to see what's there.
> If you have a high particulate reading, wouldn't it be useful to pop
> into that point and look to see that there's a factory just up the
> road that is impacting on the sensor? If something's more humid than
> it should be, you can see there's a fire hydrant spraying water on
> your node!
> Why separate the two? Photos are sensor captures of light, right
> alongside sensor captures of any other type. Throw in radiation,
> throw in cosmic rays, throw in anything you like, and all of that
> information is forever changing and transient in nature.
> I want to capture EVERYTHING, and make it just as accessible as being
> there. If there was a tricorder that captured all the other data that
> you want, then all that data could be represented in Open Street
> View's databases, with an overlay saying "34 degrees" while you view!
> There is no conflict. It is the same problem.
> steve at adam.com.au
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