Today, got up early and thought of riding bicycle for fun.
Thought of adding few point of interests to openstreetmaps.org while riding.
From east tambaram, ride to camp road, till agaram then village and came back.
It was 14 km in total. Took 2.5 hours as it was slow ride to explore the roads and nature. The route is clean, less traffic and village areas give much peace.
Agaram then is a small village. Found a library, water tank, few temples, a lake, etc.
Used maps.me android apps to add POI. Added bus stops, temples, banks, ATMs, marriage halls, water towers, schools, hospitals on the way to openstreetmaps.org using maps.me app. Added few photos via mapillary app.
Happy to see that most of the main and sub roads in chennai are already drawn. Thanks to the contributors.
We have many ways to contribute to collaborative open knowledge bases like writing articles to wikipedia, writing code for any open source software.
we can do them all with our computer, on our chair itself. But, this openstreetmaps.org make us to come out of our home, our comfort zone, roam around the streets.
Bicycling and openstreetmaps made my morning useful.