[talk-ph] Philippines first gps2go recipient

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 02:15:00 GMT 2009


The pledges I received is more then enough for custom duties.  Thanks
to all of you!  I will get the units within the week and perhaps and
collect the money to people on the meet-up on Saturday.
If there are excess money left perhaps we can buy some SD cards for
the units.  Is everybody OK with that?

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 7:43 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just got the news that our gps2go application from the OSM
> Foundation has been granted!
> "GPStogo is a scheme for providing GPS receivers, for the purpose of
> contributing to OSM,
> to people in developing countries where the cost is otherwise
> prohibitively expensive."
> Details at: http://foundation.openstreetmap.org/gpstogo/
> The press release will come out soon.  The units will be delivered to
> me as the contact person for the Philippines.  The units will be for
> OSM Philippines.
> And since the community owns the units, I would like the community to
> be involved in the maintenance and use.
> I have crafted a draft wikipage for it here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Philippines_GPS_Units_for_Loan.
>  Please expand.
> We also need to discuss a scheme on how we can distribute the units
> and who will be qualified to use it.
> We can follow the guidelines by OSM foundation
> (http://foundation.openstreetmap.org/gpstogo/ see section on
> recipients) or make our own.
> Once the units are with me, I would also like for us to have a
> meet-up/mapping party somewhere so we can use them right away.
> Any ideas!
> cheers,
> maning
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