Alive & Mapping

Still alive and busily mapping New Zealand. I have 6 days of tracks to sort through and upload - and already 416 photos. Tomorrow we head across Cook Strait to the South Island.

I tried last minute to setup a meet-up of New Zealand mappers such as ProjectX Technologies and TripperMap Mark Zeman - but I was late and it's high-holiday-traveling season here, so we had to drink on our own.

Tongarigo - 174

I have to say, there still isn't a good tool for dealing with all the GPS and Photo data and information. GPSPhotoLinker doesn't currently handle Pentax RAW files, and I frequently have to jump to Parallels Windows to use Garmin's manager for getting and dealing with maps.

Along the way I've been drawing up ideas and plans for a piece, or interconnected pieces of software that would simplify this process both on the trip and for dealing with when you get back from a trip. Something that handles a mixture of travel planning, updating/downloading en-route, and then cleaning up and publishing from afterwards.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.