[SATLUG] Fwd: OpenStreetMap: the free, wiki map of the world

Jim Wells, President president at satlug.org
Thu Jan 22 12:10:35 CST 2009


Hello all,
I am passing on this e-mail I received.  I don't know whether anyone
is interested in participating in this or not, but it sounds like it
might be interesting.  (At least to me.)

Jim

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sarah Manley
Date: Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:38 PM
Subject: OpenStreetMap: the free, wiki map of the world

Dear Jim,

I am writing to tell you about an event I am hosting in San Antonio on
Saturday January 24th for OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is a global,
open source mapping project. There are over 80,000 participants in
OpenStreetMap worldwide, and we are working to increase participation
here in the US. You can learn more about the project here:

wiki.openstreetmap.org

During the event, participants use GPS units to collect information to
put on the map (cycle / hiking trails, natural features, museums, and
many other points-of-interest). They then upload the information to
our online map. This information can be enhanced and corrected by the
community, and the data can be utilized in many unique ways. Currently
the map is being used to create bike maps, route maps, on GPS units
and in many other capacities. This is all being provided and
accomplished free of charge.

I believe this project may be of interest to both your group, and
would like to invite your members to our event this weekend. I believe
this project would be of great interest to Linux users and open source
enthusiasts.

Saturday January 24th, 11am - 4pm

Olmos Perk, 5223 McCullough Ave San Antonio, TX 78212

More details can be found
here:http://community.cloudmade.com/events/San_Antonio/jan24/opensource

Please feel free to share this information with others and to contact
me with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Sarah Manley

Open Street Map Community Ambassador

Sarah at cloudmade.com

Cell: 631-338-3815

Skype: Sarah_cloudmade

Twitter: SarahManley


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