[OSM-talk] osm talk at local LUG

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Jun 10 11:06:16 BST 2008


On 10 Jun 2008, at 10:09, Steve Hill wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
>
>>> From my experience you get lots of questions so best keep the  
>>> presentation
>> simple and allow enough time to answer stuff. You might also find  
>> you get
>> questions regarding the "free" aspect of the project and the licence.
>
> Yes, be prepared for the usual "why not just use Google?"  
> questions.  I
> did a short lightning talk on OSM at my local LUG a few months ago and
> being able to cite uses of the data other than the plain slippymap was
> quite good (such as the Welsh language version (as I am in Wales :),  
> the
> cyclemap, the pistemap, the ability to use the data for satnav  
> projects,
> etc.).

Isn't it easier with such a group to ask 'why not use windows?'

>
>
> The level of interest seemed quite high at the time, but sadly I don't
> think we've got any new mappers from that group. :(
>
> I shall try and dig out the slides I wrote, but basically I briefly  
> talked
> out the benefits of the project over commercial maps and how the  
> surveying
> is actually done.
>
>  - Steve
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Best

Steve





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