Posted By Ken Guest - 18:19, 13 November 2007
| :: Free maps! Talk on Thursday, followed by mapping weekend|
Edited by Ken Guest - 18:19, 13 November 2007
Steve Coast will be giving a talk about OpenStreetMap in the HEAnet offices, in the IFSC, Dublin on Thursday the 22nd of November at 7pm.
All are welcome.
OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways. Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap, explains.
Steve will also be bringing over OpenStreetMap's loaner GPS units so we can hold a mapping weekend Sat 24th - Sun 25th, at the ICS offices, Mount Street Crescent in Dublin,, starting at 11am each day, and get any new converts up to speed as soon as possible after his talk.
Please mail Gareth Eason (chairman -at- linux.ie) if you hope to attend either event, to give us some idea of numbers to plan for and for security on the door.