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    Re: An essay about maps
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2010 Nov 15, 08:14 +1100
    Sounds like a great idea, but in practice...

    The first attached pic is Google's version of Hungerford and surrounds.
    The second is Open's.

    Incidentally, while the Google map shows lakes everywhere - almost looks like a map of Finland - they are usually bone dry.  However, over the last few months many years of drought have been followed by lots of rain and at least some of those lakes may exist, hence Farrelly's quest to see pelicans breeding, possibly to the north of Hungerford.

    On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Wolfgang Hasper <wolfgang.hasper{at}web.de> wrote:
    Tom wrote.

    > Just before I got this message I was going to
    > write... "We need a Wikki maps initiative."  Great
    > minds think alike.  Crowd sourcing has powerful
    > implications.


    It exists

    http://www.openstreetmap.org/

    and it also has a branch for nautical charts.
    http://www.openseamap.org/

    whether this is reasonable is another discussion...

    regards
    Wolfgang




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