[talk-au] Map a Town Register

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Mon Dec 8 23:25:33 GMT 2008


On Mon, 8 Dec 2008, Darrin Smith wrote:
> Futher thinking about this had me wondering just how much latent
> interest for these kinds of maps there might be out there and whether
> one could setup a 'map a town' register where people pledge amounts to
> get the town mapped on OSM and then when it reaches a threshold to fund
> someone you call in the donations and do it. More of an issue here than
> overseas I think due to our very sparse population, if there's 1
> serious mapper every 100,000 people then that's only about 200 to cover
> all of .au and 1,500 for the .uk. And it's so far for many of us to get
> to areas relatively unmapped.

This is an interesting idea, but my other half has mentioned a potential 
problem here which I would express in terms of the variation of mapping 
skills evident on OSM so far. So you would need to have a method which would 
not produce fiction but good quality results.





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