2019-10-26

NEXT!

2019-10-22

Tips and tricks. Mode of transport: the bicycle. Basically gets you quickly everywhere, is permitted on agri tracks and in forests. Can stop at any time anywhere to record a note.

Foot: Use on difficult terrain when a bike would be a burden, or when the recording density of features is high (> 1 feature per 15 meters).

Car: Only use is to carry a bike to a remote location. Loading up the bike is a nuisance (gotta do it on inbound and outbound), and driving is not always faster, considering the "natural surveying limit" (NSL).

NSL: For me, a radius of roughly 20 km, beyond which I feel not very inclined to actively survey, because it just takes kinda long to get there (either car or bike). More precisely, the area observed is 850 km². Which I think is damn plenty.

2019-10-19

Boom! Next village, Lenglern done.

2019-10-13

Long time no report. Emmenhausen, Erbsen, Wibbecke, done.

2019-09-14

Dransfeld, Imbsen, Varlosen, done.

2019-09-12

Street lamps and other items (hydrants, street cabinets). It's really not that hard.

2019-09-11

More street lamps are coming up. What a ride (86km; 6½hours).

2019-09-06

Boundary stones come in various shapes. The Prussian Times ones were more standardized, obviously.



2019-09-05

Noticed boundary stones yesterday. Today: tackle by foot. Walk 13.1 km / 4 hours. Postprocessing: 3h.

2019-09-04


Today's objective: check two OSM Notes.
What was done: 1. The shortest way to Kl.Lengden is by going over the mountain;
2. At mtn top, rechecked a junction of paths and redrew the dataset.
3. Re-measured slope steepness on the way down. (Used better tooling this time. Curiously, the last survey here by me was 359 days ago!)
4. Some forest paths were resurfaced; new tracktype for the dataset.
5. In Kl.Lengden, noticed a bus stop is gone.
6. Noticed a new house is being erected. House has non-rectangular shape; took 5 point measurements to build orthogonals; required 6 points; guessed 6th line.
7. Validated the OSM note and its resolution.
8. Tried to leave the forest of horrible tracks...

9. Local newspaper HNA had a traffic warning about a roundabout construction zone at GVZ3. Drove there. Along the way, mapped some newly put up benches at a weir.
10. At GVZ3, took note of new roads (rough estimate, since still closed) and added them to the dataset.

2019-08-25

Mapped all hydrants and street_cabinets from Olenhusen to Varmissen. Cycle-and-survey: 13 km, time approx 4h, postprocessing maybe 4h.
More cycling to Dransfeld; sporadic additional hydrants picked up. Observed construction progress at Zaunstätte site.