[Talk-GB] Announce: OpenOS

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 15:17:02 GMT 2010

But actually we already have a Dev.osm server API that people use for
samples, this maybe could be called OpenImportMap.org?

and a WMS can be created in the same way that mapnik is, and it could
be traced over by the community on the main OSM API.


On 3/27/10, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> As you've probably heard the Ordnance Survey is going to open some data next
> week. We don't exactly know what data or what license it will be under but
> there's a reasonable chance it won't be importable in to OSM because either
> the data will be low scale or released with an incompatible license.
> If that's the case then I propose we start, separate from OSM, an OpenOS
> project. I basically see it as either a clearinghouse for putting up
> converted formats for the data and/or a full OSM stack, mapnik, potlatch and
> all for editing and fixing it. Because as Russ Nelson keeps saying, datasets
> without a community are dead.
> I propose that until we know it's compatible, usable and so on in OSM that
> no OSM resources are spent/used on something like this. Thus, I've bought
> the domain openos.co.uk to host it and set up a google group which you're
> welcome to join to help discuss what to do if/when we get some data.
> I think this data will need a community, tools and editing and who better to
> build all that than people from OSM?
> Thoughts?
> http://groups.google.com/group/open-os
> http://openos.co.uk
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