[OSM-talk] Partnership between OSM and local government?
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 20:04:11 BST 2010
if I would write an NGO project for my hometown (Osijek in Croatia) that
does some specific data collection of some type (like all bus stations,
all cycle tracks, etc). Do I need some special permission from OSM board
to do this?
Second question that I have is, been there been some joint ventures
between OSM and some cities/towns or local government (except Haiti)?.
Has anybody gotten support from their local government or city council?
On what kind of project have you been working on?
We have a local NGO and would like to present OSM and ask for support,
but city council would like to see how can they benefit from it. Just
explaining how OSM is a great project and how it has hundreds of
thousands active members won't impress them. We have one nice example as
city owned transport company uses OSM maps on their website and shows
trams in transit via gps.
I would love to hear more positive feedback from people who have made
contact between OSM and local government and/or cities. What for can
local government use OSM maps and data for? Any good example would be
Thank you in advance for your feedback,
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