[Talk-in] State of the Map India

Ishan Chattopadhyaya ichattopadhyaya at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 12:37:23 UTC 2014


On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM, Sajjad Anwar <me at sajjad.in> wrote:

>
> On Apr 19, 2014 10:46 PM, "Nagarjuna G" <nagarjun at gnowledge.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Sunday 20 Apr 2014 12:12:17 AM Shekhar Krishnan wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks to our long-standing work evangelising OpenStreetMap and FOSS
> GIS
> >
> > > at HBCSE/TIFR since 2006, via TIFR we have hostel, campus, lab
> >
> > > facilities if we are serious about SOTM Indi.
> http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Ishan, in Mumbai we can support visiting participants from all over
> >
> > > India and provide hostel at HBCSE depending on dates. Pradeep, what do
> >
> > > you suggest? I've cc-ed Mikel Maron from OpenStreetMap.
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Let's take this forward in connection with the Open Data folks in
> >
> > > Bangalore Datameet who are also into maps and geospatial. Thej and
> Nisha
> >
> > > are also cc-ed herewith.
> >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > gnowledge lab has recently acquired a deidated server for openstreetmap.
> Johnson, Sanjay, Sathyakam, Sajjad and Arun have already promised to
> maintain the server. (included them in cc since I am not sure if I am
> subscribed to the talk-in group.
> >
> >
> >
> > We need a separate map server since NCERT and TISS are currently doing
> big impact projects in open educational resources for school students and
> online courses for enhancing skills for undergraduate students. gnowledge
> lab is involved in both these projects. In the latter project we are
> already using open street map. Hundreds of students are being exposed to
> osm as a part of the course. In the coming three years, we are going to
> work with 50,000 undergraduate students across the country. Considering
> these are Govt of India supported projects we need to take care of the
> borders as per Indian Govt. Therefore the need to create custom maps.
> >
> >
> >
> > Arun is interested to do multi-lingual custom maps for school education.
> NCERT is also interested in this project.
> >
> >
> >
> > The server will be made available to installations on this Monday and
> hosted at osm.metaStudio.org.
> >
> Can we also perhaps point openstreetmap.in to the same server?


+1

> How's the server coming along?
>
> >
> >
> > Let us few of us meet this week. Arun is also in in Mumbai this week.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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> > GN
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