From: "geni" <geniice(a)gmail.com>
Jimbo's "Ten Things That Should Be Free"
in particular number 7: Free the Maps!
Perhaps, but a map is not an encyclopedia.
It should all be free, but
not everything should necesserilly be put in this particular project.
<redlink>the free atlas</redlink>
Wikimaps sadly isn't
really practicle. A lot of work goes into makeing
a map and a lot of that has to be done on the ground.
With the spread of consumer GPS devices, from Garmin/Magellan and others, "free
map" is getting more practical. A wiki method of creating the maps would split
"trackers" who uploads the tracks of roads and other features, and
who trace over the tracks and storing/compiling in useable formats format.
Exactly the above methodology is used by the trackers and mappers on
. The maps there covering Malaysia and Singapore are
free. Online version of the map at http://www.malsingmaps.net
I remember there is already a sort of wiki map project by someone in UK. Lets
see, googling "wiki map". Here it is, http://www.openstreetmap.org/
"OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people
like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a
collaborative way from anywhere on Earth."
regards, sabre23t =^.^=
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