[OSM-dev] Ask University for support?

Stefan de Konink skinkie at xs4all.nl
Mon May 14 14:20:48 BST 2007


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Sebastian Spaeth schreef:
> The IIRC channel is bursting from good suggestions on how to improve OSM
> infrastructure. I wanted to ask if there's interest in getting some
> support from e.g. Universities to support OSM.
> 
> Specifically I would write a mail to the "Georgraohic Information
> Systems Division" at the University Zurich in Switzerland.
> (http://www.geo.unizh.ch/gis/aboutus/)
> 
> I would ask if they would help us provide a box with adequate hardware
> to serve t at h tiles. Other contributions from their side would be
> accepted too, of course.
> 
> I am not affiliated with that University, but they might still be
> supportive (and University staff is usually not concerned about the
> network bill).
> 
> I just want to coordinate things before I fire mails, so it would be
> great if I got the go-ahead from stevec or somebody else high up the
> ranks :-).

Last week people of the Law department of the University of Amsterdam
(heavily working on GIS) were very surprised this project was completely
free. Might be a string to pull too.


Stefan

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