[OSM-talk] Digital Pioneers grant for Mapping Parties in the Netherlands
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Wed Mar 21 01:08:34 GMT 2007
Digital Pioneers is a Dutch action program that stimulates grass
root internet initiatives. The OpenStreetMap Foundation recently
helped Vrijschrift and the Dutch OSM community to win a grant for
EUR 12,000 to stimulate the creation of free mapping data in the
The objective is to jump-start the OSM community in the Netherlands
and emulate the success that is currently being achieved in the UK.
The funding will support a variety of activities including promotion,
localisation, puchase of loan GPS units and a whole series of mapping
The specific aims of the funding are to build a robust OSM community
by holding a series of 10 mapping parties over the summer that will
map the three main Dutch cities of Amsterdam, The Haag and Rotterdam.
There's a blog entry  that gives a bit more detail and shows what
has already been achieved by last weekend's Amsterdam mapping party,
which was just a warm up.
Expect great things to happen in the Netherlands over the next few months.
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