Newsgroups: rec.boats.electronics, uk.rec.sailing, rec.boats.cruising, sci.geo.satellite-nav, alt.sailing.asa
From: Terje Mathisen <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no">
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 22:45:56 +0200
Local: Mon, Jun 28 2010 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: Help create better charts
Alan Browne wrote:Indeed.
> It's so easy to piss on the spark of a good idea and so hard to
> participate in a worthwhile venture.
The easy way to handle this is simply to use statistical methods, i.e.
> "Crowdsourcing" is used in many ways to improve data collection and
> One may need to pay special attention when using charts developed in
when the same area has been mapped by multiple people independently, the
resulting (hopefully!) consensus should lead to both more reliable
mapping and a measure of the quality of the individual mappers.
(Yes, I know that you could in theory generate multiple identities and
Here in Scandinavia where we have an extremely fractal shoreline, there
The most well-known is probably on an infamous underwater rock in the
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