[Local-chapters] Statement of purpose for local chapters

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 09:18:43 BST 2009

Re: talk-us discussion

Having 1 member living in the state of incorporation is key, and 20
members i nice to have. There is a need to search internally to find
mappers who are also lawyers and have experience setting up

Also, phone teleconference works, provided people know about it, and
what # to call :-)

I'd (really) recommend setting up a talk-nz and a talk-au list with
osm.org so that everyone is on board and on the same page. (im on the
other lists and can see that there is a rift, or maybe its just me :)

In Canada we have the OSGeoBC & Ottawa & Quebec list, where some are
OSMrs, we all need to be on the same page :)

re: big .osm files
I need to than Ian Dees (again) because since SHP-to-osm-5.0.jar you
can add the "-maxnodes 2000" switch where it will make nice small
.osm0 .osm1 .osm2 .osm3 etc. files that can be happely imported with

Hope that helps,

On 9/21/09, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/21 Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com>:
>> Thanks John,
>> This sounds a bit better worded than before. And looks like something
>> that i'd recommend for Canada to start thinking about next year.
> We're starting to come up with ideas where a local non-profit is
> essential, fund raising for sat imagery etc, the draft stuff for local
> chapters that already exist isn't final and who knows how long it will
> take to finalise the new local chapters stuff so we're most likely
> going to incorporate sooner rather than later as it is hindering our
> progress.
> You are welcome to borrow from the rest of the document we've cooked
> up so far, not sure how much use it will be to you or most others as
> it's essentially the model rules the NSW state govt publishes modified
> with a statement of purpose etc.
> https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AZf0jIYShBc0ZGNicXR6OXZfMGdoOGsycGZi&hl=en
>> Btw, im also following along on the talk-us list, as there seems to be
>> a more active interest.
> Any chance of a summary so we don't have to reinvent the wheel where
> possible?
>> Fortunataly, the process im going through is a 'data conversion' where
>> i make the .osm files available, rather than 'blanket importing
>> myself' i think its a good work-around, and should be adopted for
>> other imports.
> This is what happened with Aussie post codes, except a couple of them
> are exceptionally large > 40,000 points and so you can't easily do
> much with them in JOSM.

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