Mapping Hacks – a challenge ?

Jo Walsh reports on the Mapping Hacks website on the debate I attended at the society of cartographers conference on public access to data, and comments that the investments made on GPS and Photogrammetry by the OS is “viably unnecessary, easily outsourceable techno-toys.”

OK Jo – why don’t you try and capture some data to the OS specification the details are here (3mb pdf), without access to the ‘toys’ of the trade.

As I have noted before I think there is a place for open geodata and await developments with interest, but this is a case of somebody without a true understanding of the professional geographic information industry pushing an agenda despite the facts.

I would have liked to post this challenge on the mapping hacks website, but you can’t leave comments…

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