[OSM-talk-nl] Request for OpenStreetMap Stand on FOSDEM'08
Martijn van Exel
mvexel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 15:00:35 GMT 2007
I would like to request a stand for OpenStreetMap on FOSDEM'08. Please
find the required information below.
* Project name
* URL of the website of the project
Main international map site:
* Description of the project(s) (will be put on website when
OpenStreetMap frees the map like Wikipedia has freed the encyclopedia!
Our goal is to create a freely available map of the world that anybody
can use and enhance. Initiated inthe UK in
2004, OpenStreetMap inspired many volunteers to create the best
possible map using just an ordinary GPS device and a notepad.
The Dutch OSM Chapter consists of numerous volunteers who are
collaborating to create a complete, up to date, detailed and freely
available map of the Netherlands. In mid-2007, a massive donation of
well known map data supplier AND gave a significant boost to the
OpenStreetMap community. As a result the Dutch OpenStreetMap now
equals the maps of commercial suppliers like Google and Yahoo.
However, what makes OpenStreetMap unique is it's openness: everybody
can download and use the data for their own purpose, and everybody can
collaboratively add and change the map to create better and more up to
date maps. For example, among the OpenStreetMap volunteers are
enthusiastic people adding data specific for bicycle traffic – which
Google does not provide. Anyone can also add POIs (Points Of
Interest). People are adding tourist information like musea, but also
public amenities such as parking and letterboxes.
The active community of OpenStreetMap is aware of the importance of
free information – in everybody's interest. Go take a look at www.openstreetmap.org
* Name of stand responsible and your role in the project
Martijn van Exel, coordinator for the Dutch Chapter.
* A short description of the activities you plan to do on your
stand (demoing applications, handing out information or media, ...)
Informing visitors about OpenStreetMap, showing the map (on-line if
possible), handing out leaflets.
* Whether you would like 2 tables in stead of one, your
motivation for the second one.
1 table will suffice.
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