[OSGeo-Discuss] Data Hosting For OSM PD?
lblake at ksninc.com
Fri Nov 7 10:11:03 PST 2008
I've been working with a few of the folks from the Open Street Map. We
are a group within the OSM community that is very interested in setting
up a repository or pool to host the map data we contribute in a separate
space, before it is uploaded to OSM. We'd like to do this so we can
collaborate on and release our data in the public domain. This avoids a
lot of the licensing problems and challenges that OSM is currently
We've got a tentative folder structure nailed down, at least for the
I'd like to know if there would be any interest at the OSGeo in
providing some web server space for our repository. We don't need
anything fancy. No database, no scripting, no special software. We just
need a place to put folders and files.
I'd be happy to discuss the proposed repository structure in more detail
if the OSGeo was interested.
I can start the repository with some space on my own site, but I think I
will quickly become overwhelmed by the data and bandwidth requirements.
If the OSGeo isn't interested our group can look into getting support
from a University or other organization.
At any rate, I thought this might be a good opportunity for the OSGeo to
get involved in the free data side of the FOSS GIS equation.
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