[OSGeo-Discuss] Geodata & Education

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 00:19:30 PST 2006

On 3/23/06, M.Blackmore <mblackmore at oxlug.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 19:14 +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > Given the number of interested people, I hope that we manage to generate/collect
> > in the near future one or many interesting datasets along with documentation
> > which can be used for teaching.
> Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost to get maps for a local
> area digitised in the 3rd world? Say a collective whip around of
> organisations who would benefit from free maps. I've absolutely no idea
> of how many person hours it would take to digitise the area of, say, a
> UK 1:25,000 map area.

The problem are not the costs, but digitizing is usually illegal
unless the paper map isn't published under a free license or
in public domain.
However, we could try to approach e.g. NGOs to release their digitized data
created by NGOs under a free data license.


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