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[News] Openness/Freedom Spreads to Mapping, General Content, Research

  • Subject: [News] Openness/Freedom Spreads to Mapping, General Content, Research
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:31:45 +0000
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Meet the Wikipedia of the mapping world

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| If you want to find an up-to-date map of Haiti, 
| then there is only one place to go. It is not 
| Google Maps or any of its competitors. It is 
| the admirable OpenStreetMap.org (OSM), which is 
| being updated even as I write by volunteers all 
| over the world.


Crowdsourcing + Open Source: the Perfect Combination for Startups?

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| Crowdsourcing represents an interesting attempt 
| to generalise the open source methodology to 
| non-technical areas. The basic idea is to tap 
| into the the vast store of knowledge and wisdom 
| among the general population by providing a 
| mechanism to funnel the best ideas to those who 
| can build on them.


Open-Source Scientific Approach to Fighting Tropical Disease

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| One medical researcher applies generosity of 
| spirit with his open-source research project 
| designed to fight a tropical disease for 
| which medical treatment is expensive and 
| tough to come by.
| [..]
| Now, Scientific American reports that 
| Australian chemist and entrepreneur Matthew 
| Todd is initiating a totally open-source 
| research project geared to the fight against 
| the tropical disease schistosomiasis. 



HiperBarrio Maps San Javier La Loma with Open Street Maps

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| Last Saturday Fredy Rivera, a leading mapper
| of Open Street Maps based in BogotÃ,
| organized a workshop at the small public
| library in La Loma to teach its young
| residents how to make a map of their own
| community.


How To Organize A Mapping Party

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| We had a mapping party at NIT Calicut
| recently. After the first day of the event I
| shared some ideas to make such mapping
| parties better with GeoHackers team.
| [...]
| Maps are created at this stage. The data we
| have mined are ordered, analyzed, and
| tagged. We need to make sure that all the
| team follows a naming convention or comment.
| The coordinator should watch for over
| marking / mis-marking of the same location.
| Once the data is properly tagged, it is time
| to upload it to the OSM server.


FLOSS Weekly 81: OpenStreetMap.org

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| OpenStreetMap.org, the provider of free and royalty-free geographic data.
| Guest: Steve Coast for OpenStreetMap.org

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