With the release of OSMAnd 1.8, one can add custom tile layers making it possible to show coverage from Mozilla Location Services in OSMAnd itself. Continue reading How to add Mozilla Stumbler tile layer to OSMAnd
I was recently asked to conduct security training for a group of journalists with little or no IT background who were concerned about the integrity and availability of their data as well as security in communicating with their sources and each other. Since it was quite an interesting experience I decided to write this blog post to sum up what I learned by conducting this training.
Mapillary is the new Sweden based crowd courced Street View alternative that has taken the Open Street Map world by storm. One of the main feature according to their legal page is that all the photos are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License with special permission to derive both photos and GPS data for use with Open Street Map. This post contains a brief writeup of a workflow I use to input information into JOSM.
TL;DR: line up the editor and mapillary using aerial imagery for best result.
In order to gauge the status of Thai highways in Open Street Map it is useful to compare the difference between a list of highways in Open Street Map that have a reference number (eg. 3, 31, 301, สป.1005 etc.) associated with them already and the official highway registry. Continue reading Open Street Map Thailand highway reference status
When trying to do a
pip install lxml I would get get a
'libxml/xmlversion.h' file not found error, this is how I solved it. Continue reading Solving python lxml installation errors
After being dead for a long time my Galaxy S3 performed a miraculous recovery so I decided to bring it back as part of my Open Street Maps workflow. This post shares my experience in using these tools for capturing data for OpenStreetMaps and Mozilla Stumbler
There has been reports on twitter about websites being redirected to forex-prices.com and this included my sister so I decided to investigate. Continue reading Scorecardresearch.com hacked?
Open Street Maps (OSM) is a project that aims to create an open source map of the world (think wikipedia but for maps) by sourcing user contribution and other unrestricted data. By performing an analysis on the latest Thailand country dump from geofabrik I would like to share some interesting discoveries I made about the state of OSM in Thailand. Continue reading Interesting Open Street Maps statistics for Thailand
I will like to demonstrate how OsmAnd has turned into a fantastically useful tool for capturing and contributing data to OpenStreetMaps. Continue reading OsmAnd as an efficient tool for contributing to OpenStreetMaps