[Openstreetmap] Buying Ikonos data

Hugh Barnard hugh.barnard at laposte.net
Mon Feb 7 07:10:04 GMT 2005

Hi Saul, folks

That's really great, I didn't mention a figure but I'd be good for £50 both
as practical help and (hopefully) an encouraging gesture in general.

Just to re-visit something that concerns me, process and democratisation.
Simply put, if there's a clear simple way to add tracks to the data and
annotate them, there'll be extra momentum. For example, I'm trying to buy a
GPS at present, but I don't really know which one (advice welcome) will do a
minimum for what we need. Secondly, many of the people who would be great
volunteers are not aware of GPX, APIs, scripts, databases, they're maybe
technology/web/ecology aware folks who move around.

All this to say that FAQs, front end, community, easy submission etc. is
probably as important as the 'core' of it.

Best regards Hugh

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Saul Albert" <saul at twenteenthcentury.com>
To: "Hugh Barnard" <hugh.barnard at hughbarnard.org>
Cc: <openstreetmap at vr.ucl.ac.uk>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Openstreetmap] Buying Ikonos data

> PS:
> Rufus also said okfn would probably be able to front £400, and someone
> if it was you, hugh, I forgot) gave the london free map £50 to buy some
> data (yay for benefactors!). The Wirelesslondon.info project has also
> to match some dosh, so we should be nearly there in terms of a first
payment /
> test contract, although it would definitely make sense to buy a little bit
> first and see what we can do with it.
> X
> S.

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