[talk-au] Adopt-an-area

Greg Harper geharper at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 15:31:54 BST 2009

Fiji is my adopted country. I traced a fair bit of the roads to hopefully
inspire a local to start naming streets. There is finally at least one
active mapper there armed with a GPS and uploading GPX files and naming
streets, with another guy naming everything in Suva. I have been mainly
mentoring the mapper to assit with getting the edits right.

Won't be sending any equipment, but are happy to assist in this way.

2009/7/12 John Smith <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com>

> --- On Sun, 12/7/09, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> > I'm making a suggestion for those who are not poor
> > (students can ignore this)
> > that we could pick developing countries with mappers on the
> > ground and provide
> > some assistance - advice on the map, help with data loggers
> > and any other sort
> > of help.
> While this is very laudable, when ever I start pondering about this I keep
> coming back to how under mapped Australia is.
> It's quite frustrating, a lot of those countries have people willing and
> able, but lack the technology to do something about it, and we lack in
> people that are willing and able.
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