[OSGeo-Discuss] Geodata & Education
paulomarcondes at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 03:11:10 PST 2006
> 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 Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (our survey and
census bureau)  is releasing several maps  in shapefile format,
but not properly referenced.
However, for the scanned maps (tiff), they were charging about US$ 12,
while the printed maps usually run around US$ 4. Since the last
printing runs were done more than 15 years ago, there is a shortage os
However, utility companies, that were once state-owned have several
high quality, 1:10k maps, but closed.
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