We launched a Crowdsource. It’s the first aftermarket Cruise Control Assist for any vehicle. No profit, just awareness.
As promised, here is the Google Street View of my journey west from Chicago to LA. I figured since I was getting speed limits using the chrome extension , I might as well take some v-pictures… Its in sped up spanish so google doesn’t bitch about copyright infringement..
- I drove Route-66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. Took 4 months. I am making it into a video of pictures I took along the way. Did I mention I did it all on Google Street View. Stuff like this….
- Sent $30 to guys in Venezuela who are logging. Thanks Alirio and Linus!
- Russian guy is MIA. After a year of trial and error, the only interface that works is ioT. esp8266. These mirrors suck.
- Jason and our anonymous donor is still funding us. Thank you, thank you!
- Spoke to guy from commai. He put wikispeedia on his forum.
We put the entire speed limit database into a file here. It is available here:
Please seed it or ask questions. It is going down Feb 1, so don’t miss out.
Please consider a $1 donation to Wikispeedia.org.
Look at all the people who helped us since 2005.
Josh for udp forwarder, Beekay for SD help, EBo for group support and donation, Bruce Cannon for wisdom and donation, Magick help from Magic, Fred’s Scripts, esmi, Lorenzo Caum, Trish for WordPress Help, Riyad Kalla for simple xml parser., John Carr for providing max speed limits.,Andy Moore for location code., Royce Jordan for 5bucks, Brian Smith and Dr Glunz, Nick Fox for snipet, Ellen Shields at DOT for dialog, Simple Mysql REPLACE example generator, Scott Chamberlain for R interface to speed limit database, Onur Akgun for cron, Dave Smith for bash
We first funded everything with Android apps. They died as app prices headed to $0.
Then asafedrive gave us a logo for free. We still us the logo but never came to terms on sharing speedlimits.
Along the way, we sold a $500 snapshot to Gary from fleetanalytics, so we coasted on that money for a while.
Then Google started selling speed limits, so they are in the league with Navteq…
Then Jason Procknow and one other group gave us recurring paypal which let us sleep at night for the first time.
So now it is getting tough again, but we are still building a cruise control as a future fundraiser, perhaps in the summer.
Thanks Jason, and thanks everyone!
Take a look at our awareness gift for Fathers Day.
We are broke, so we are limiting access to 10 queries per day. This will reduce our Amazon bill from $50/mo to $30/mo.
If you like the idea of Wikispeedia, perhaps now is the time to consider a donation. We run on $50 a month and any extra goes to paying contributors. No one at Wikispeedia (including me) has ever received a payment.
Here is the snapshot link if you missed it.
We put out a snapshot of the whole database. link