[Talk-GB] OSM for walkers / hikers - getting it going!

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Thu Mar 11 10:58:46 GMT 2010

Hello everyone,

Thanks for the responses on this. What I would like to do this year is 
really try to bring together everyone on the list who is interested in 
developing OSM software (both web and mobile) for walkers (hikers) so that 
we can make a good go of exchanging ideas and developing software. To this 
end, I propose to add the new version of Freemap (0.5) to the main OSM SVN 
repository when it's ready so that there's a place where people can hack 
on stuff they're interested in. I think that in certain areas now 
(southern England and various parts of Germany) there's enough data to 
make OSM really useful for walkers so I think the time is right for a push 
on this.

So I'd like to collect together a number of initial idea. I've started a 
template wiki page:


and feel free to send me suggestions via the Freemap blog or email, see


It would be really good to try and get together a development community 
and exchange of ideas for a "walkers' OSM" so I'm wondering - would it be 
worthwhile creating a dedicated mailing list? osm-outdoors or osm-hikers 
or something similar?


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