Most of our job is to collect data including POIs, roads, and etc, and then process these data using ESRI ArcGIS platform or something else, finally create map for client.
Now we meet some problem for the collecting of POIS, since these kinds of data may change frequently, we have to update them accordingly.
And now we collect all the pois manually, I mean we hire some guys, one for one area, then they will collect the infomration of the pois inside his area, for example, take a photo for the place, register the street name,number and photo, website(if any) and etc.
But it will cost much time to do this complete manually, so I wonder if there are any automatic collecting solution or research?
1 What kind of data do we need? Generally speaking, POIs.
For example the restaurant,pub,fast_food and etc, we need the know the address,street name, number.
2 What do we want to improve?
We now collect them all manually, take me for example, I will go to the pub directly, record the long/lat, take some photos, got the photo or website from the service guy of the place. Then go to another place.
After this original data are collected, we will import them by the GIS paltform(ESRI or something else), then we will draw them at the map one by one, and add the attributes if any(like phone,photo and etc)
Note, the attributes are not all required, and some of them can be recognized from the photo(Like the exact name and type of the place,).
This is rather slow if we have a large area to update. So we wonder if there are any devices can improve this. For example, we can drive along a street with a camera, then we can take photos for the places along the street, then we get all the required attributes like geographic position,name,type from the photo, and draw them ....