[Talk-GB] [OSM-talk] "DIY mapping" and "Power to the People" letters

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Wed Sep 5 00:31:43 BST 2007

On 05/09/07, Daniel Glassey <dglassey at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the Editors reply on your letters page (A to B 61) you said:
> "The Open Street Map project is a fascinating co-operative global
> venture, allowing individuals to upload mapping data from their GPS
> receivers, producing royalty-free street maps. Although billed as a
> global resource, there's a lot of work still to be done: When we keyed
> in 'Dorchester' the result was three roads and half a railway line,
> but it's obviously improving by the day, and the maps will no doubt
> become a priceless resource eventually. Then they'll start charging a
> fee!
> Incidentally, our town cycling map
> [http://www.atob.org.uk/Dorchester.pdf] has been a big hit with cycle
> shops, schools and libraries. ..."
> Well, personally I think you will sell all your bikes to buy a SUV
> before the Open Street Map project will charge a fee ;)
> And I think that sounds like a challenge to have a mapping party
> somewhere in that area. Alas I think most of the monthly slots for
> this year are taken but maybe someone can organise something.
> Regards,
> Daniel

Ah, well, before I passed through it on my way to my parents last christmas
it had a third of that... glad to see my work has been noticed!
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