I'm coming up with ideas for my MSc project. The idea is to try to create a peer 2 peer ad hoc network system, which would transfer distributed user generated information between devices. What this information is is yet to be decided (and the reason for this post!).
One idea so far is a system which would work with cyclists. It assumes that cyclists know their local area well and know the best routes to cycle, and so they could log their routes with GPS. When their (java based) devices comes into range of another person's device they can exchange route information. This means that when someone is outside of their local area they could call upon the knowledge of the local cyclists to choose the best, and safest, cycling routes.
The problems for this as an MSc project is that we don't have the GPS equipment and enough cyclists (we'd need loads!) to make the project tractable.
So, what kinda of user generated information could people suggest would be useful in this sort of system? What would you find useful?
Thanks in advance
P.S. technical questions to following in future months:P