I would like to get advice from you about one thing. I would like to develop my own web GIS application. It would be about some sport places in my hometown; it would be good practice for my education - I'm still a student. First, I need to get coordinates of the features, then I think to put it in AutoCad, then export to .shp file, then work with it in QGIS and use Postgres and PostGis for databases and than use Mapserver and so on.
But I need help with the first step, getting the coordinates. I don't have any high accurate instrument like some good GPS, so is there any chance to get coordinates of the places by Google Earth? How accurate is that and is it even possible to do it like that? I'm looking forward to someone's answer and please don't get mad if I said something stupid because as I said, I'm in the beginning of getting to know all this GIS web development and things like that. Thanks!
Thank you all for your answers, it all helped me in some way. The only thing that I'm not sure is accuracy of osm and bing maps. I was editing some stuff in JOSM recently and I've realized that bing maps don't really fits in the right place if you compare it to gpx data. (there is at least 2m difference) I'm not still quite sure is it accurate enough for me. I would like to achieve 1m maximum level of accuracy.. :/