[OSM-talk] Crowdfunding for OpenStreetMap in Bénin : 275km² high resolution satellite imagery for Cotonou by 1-May 2016!

John Whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 16:18:12 UTC 2016

My thoughts would run along the lines of working with an existing 
charity to put some feet on the ground and more detail in the maps.  
That way the donated dollars go further, crowd sourcing takes a 
percentage, in Canada there is a 40% tax break on charitable giving so 
its stretches the available dollars more.

It needs some creative thinking to pull it together.  There are some 
charities that are now looking at supporting straight infrastructure by 
local government at a local level and this would seem a natural fit.

Cheerio John
> Kevin Bullock <mailto:kbullock at digitalglobe.com>
> April 25, 2016 11:58 AM
> Hi all - I am working with OSM-Benin on behalf of DG to see if we can 
> do something creative; I would rather see this crowdfunding be used 
> for on the ground verification resources.
> Best, Kevin Bullock
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> althio <mailto:althio.forum at gmail.com>
> April 25, 2016 11:25 AM
> John,
> You can't blame people for looking for the best imagery around 
> Cotonou, Bénin.
> We are talking of the largest city in this country, 700 000+ inhabitants.
> I don't find it very reasonable to propose another project 1000 km away.
> The local mappers want to map their city, that's all.
> Best,
> - althio

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