[Talk-us] GeoBus Discussion

Jim McAndrew jim at loc8.us
Sun Aug 22 20:20:26 BST 2010


I do realize that the telephone format is inconvenient to a lot of people,
especially considering time zones and availability.  It is a good suggestion
to move it to an email list.

As far as the amount of work involved, we know that getting an old school
bus is expensive and won't be easy.  The mileage, insurance, and fuel cost
are all concerns to us.  Thea Clay is currently in the process of pricing
the total cost of ownership for different vehicles, and we think that a VW
bus will probably be the best solution for this idea.

If you would like, I can send you the meeting minutes from last week's

Jim McAndrew

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Blars Blarson <
openstreetmap-talk-us at scd.debian.net> wrote:

> In article <AANLkTinHg331nOZJxJHKwCeG2va+gnBCErhTZXm7pY_q at mail.gmail.com<AANLkTinHg331nOZJxJHKwCeG2va%2BgnBCErhTZXm7pY_q at mail.gmail.com>>
> jim at loc8.us writes:
> >Tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8pm EST, we are going to have a meeting to
> >discuss the GeoBus.
> You should realize by making it a phone discussion, you are excluding
> some people.  I'm much more likely to participate in an email or IRC
> discussion.
> I think you are underestimating the amount of work involved in such a
> conversion.  Used busses (school, local or long distance) tend to be
> very high mileage and need a lot of maintenance.  I think a used RV
> should also be considered, they tend to have maintenance issues from
> lack of use.  Also, the bus is more likely to need a commercial
> drivers licence.
> --
> Blars Blarson                   blarson at scd.debian.net
> With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.
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