[OSM-talk] IBM Thinkplace Proposal

tim chippy2005 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 13:41:38 BST 2007

A very interesting proposal, one that has revelance towards GIS and
developing countries ( have a look at http://www.web2fordev.net also)

I like the idea of a replication server (but probably isn't needed at
this point)

I agree with Steve's comment about increasing training in the use of
GPS and mapping.

How to you envisage people using SMS? To add data? Would they have a
gps unit with them?

Using j2me enabled mobile phones with bluetooth gps may be one way to
utilise mobiles fully.



On 7/5/07, Brett Henderson <brett at bretth.com> wrote:
> Nick Black wrote:
> > Hi Brett,
> >
> > This seems like a great proposal - I've read it through very quickly
> > and you seem to have all the important points in there.  What do you
> > need from the OSM community?
> >
> > Cheers,
> Thanks for taking the time to read it.  If it goes further we'll put
> more time into refining it and coming up with something more concrete.
> We will definitely take any comments or suggestions on board.
> I had two reasons for sending the email at this point:
> 1. Get an idea how this type of idea would be received by the community.
> 2. Generate some activity on the ThinkPlace site.
> Point 2 is the main are we need assistance at this point :-)  ThinkPlace
> activity will help the idea get noticed and bubble up to the top of the
> tree.
> There is also a section where you can volunteer to help make the idea
> happen.  I don't know what the implications of signing up for this are
> (I've added myself to the list), but this would also be viewed very
> favourably.
> I'm obviously working a number of internal channels to build interest
> but there's not much anybody can do to help me there.  Information from
> the talk list such as today's AND announcement is very useful though.
> The slide packs used during talks have also been useful for explaining
> what OSM is about.  It's been very easy to get people interested.
> Whether that translates into anything concrete we'll just have to wait
> and see.
> Brett
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