All 51 datalog points are being displayed on the map! The bug from yesterday was fixed. There were three contributing factors, a type error when parsing, a unicode decode error, and the most pertinent one was parsing .DS_Store instead of a real log file. The first two errors were missed because forever is able to restart the scripts automatically upon exit. It was only after looking at the forever logs was it noticed. Glad it was found! The parsing the wrong file was due to not incrementing the line number at the certain part of the code that’s to skip that file. Once those were fixed, the 51 devices were added to the array for the map as expected.
The dots are coloured based on Yellow Bowie or Original Bowie. There is a sound that is emitted too, each time a new MQTT message arrives. It makes for interesting emergences of musical beats, or maybe it’s just noise.
Anyway, it’s cool to finally see where all the data points are situated in the world! Enjoy these screenshots. Next step is to refactor lat & lon messages to be sent as one message, and dynamically load / unload devices.
Today we took a look at some of the old imagery data from Bowie from Summer 2018. There still needs to be work done on this, such as going through all the photos and tagging them if they include a subject of interest. There were two robots collecting imagery data that season. To start off, we worked on a dataset from OG Bowie’s groundcam: 09-08-2018_11-09 (2pm field test). This was Sept. 8th, 2018 – we had a Field Test, then had the beach closing party at Westboro Beach.
65 images were tagged out of a total of 2299. The items included bark, cigarette butts, feather, glass, leaf, misc, pebbles, plastic, seaweed, stick, stone, twig, and twigs.