GlobalMedic - The David McAntony Gibson Foundation - provide aid in emerging nations. When my good friend Andre asked if I knew how they could get a map for their fund raising bike ride, I was pretty sure I had an answer for him.
They'll be riding west and north of the Toronto area on Sunday, 11 July 2010. Keep your eyes peeled and be a safe driver. Share the road with the bikes. Get involved by joining the ride, or sponsoring a rider. They'll be showing off some of the relief gear that they deploy including water filtration systems and a mobile field hospital.
Find out more about the GlobalMedic bike ride.
How to make a Rally Map
I'm sure this method can be refined. This took advantage of the tools at hand.
- Starting with the client's written turn list, load that data into josm from OpenStreetMap
- Select the ways that make up the turn list. Copy them to a new layer in josm.
- Trim off the portions of the ways that are not part of the desired track
- Convert the path into a GPX file with the EditGPX plugin.
- Display the GPX track on an OpenStreetMap background with one of the web mapping libraries.
- Pan and Zoom the GPX track file with the OSM basemap.
- Snap screen shots for each turn on the turn list.
- Edit screen shots in The GIMP.
- Layout the pages in OpenOffice.org
I hope that the riders find the maps helpful and find the ride fun.
The article from the archives was originally published by rw on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 23:51 and was re-published on 23 April 2014