[OSM-talk] Fwd: congratulations from Guatemala

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Mon Aug 13 10:56:53 BST 2007


passing on to talk, see if there is anyone near already :)

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Jean-Roch Lebeau" <lebeaujr at gmail.com>
> Date: 7 August 2007 21:06:30 BDT
> To: steve at asklater.com
> Subject: congratulations from Guatemala
>
> Dear Steve,
>
> First of all, congratulation for the OSM idea. I think this kind of  
> project can really change the way people perceive GI around the  
> world. I am a french land surveyor installed in Guatemala since 10  
> years. I've been working with GI projects in the country and  
> recently (vou won't believe me!!!) I've been formulating a  
> wikiobservatorio project which look like the OSM idea.
>
> My point is to create an update cadastral database with fiscal  
> values assigned to each parcel, build by people, to fight against  
> the land speculation and make information more transparent. I've  
> been starting with geoserver tools but as I'm still working on it.  
> Well, right now, I will use the OSM solution!!!
>
> I'm leading a GI asociation in Guatemala to promote the use of GIS  
> in the country and the capacity building in this issue. Guatemala  
> has a lack of information,  and when available, it is used in a  
> limited way for decision-making.
>
> How can we be the referent for a project of OSM in Guatemala?
>
> Thank you for your answer.
>
> And congratulation for the idea.
>
> Jean-Roch Lebeau
> Guatemala

have fun,

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