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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Why Silence in April?

Currently what I am working on

Fellow readers, you might wonder why there is no updates on the blog? The above image would explain what I am currently working on. Over the past decade or so, I have collected various highway information in Malaysia in paper format (it remains incomplete). Apart of one highway publication, there was no complete effort to digitally store them and make them available. The amount of time required to upload the information on Google Earth is a lot. So does finding the useful platform. My final product (hopefully) would be an online map showing basic and detailed information on highway. Plus, I am looking to hear your comments what other information should I upload in future. Bear in mind, I am not in Malaysia at the moment.

Statistics of Facilities/ Features Shown for future online map

  • GPS Referenced SOS: 214
  • Non-GPS Referenced SOS: 98
  • Motorcylce Sheds: 117
  • Tolls: 67
  • Interchanges/ Exit: 97
  • Fuel Stations on Highway: 47
  • Laybys (Hentian Sebelah): 43
  • Rest Service Areas (R &  R): 23
  • Points of Interests/ Tourist Sites: 15
  • Named River/Canal Crossings: 89
Guess what, it is not complete...

Monday, 8 April 2013

My comment in OSM Malaysian forum hit above 1000 views

Prior creating this blog, I (dpc1991) was active contributor of data to Malaysian Map of OSM. Before Google released the location of all bus stops in Penang, I was collecting the locations over the years and uploading them on OSM. At that time, the Penang public and others did not have readily accessible information on this. I tried publicizing them through facebook, failed attempt on Malaysian Daily (STAR) and through the OSM forum. I posted the my comment that I am uploading the locations of the bus stops and bus routes on OSM (in September 2012) and updated my statement in November. In my updated statement, I told publicly that Google has successfully dashed my work by uploading all the locations on Google Maps on one stroke. Today, I made a random check on the forum list, I am currently ranked in the TOP TEN VIEWS for the OSM forum (for the bus stop comment).

*-Open Street Map (OSM) is free editable map whereby anyone can edit, contribute to the mapping work and subsequently download the data for free.

Thank you to my viewers! I'll try to contribute to OSM in future