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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “geodata”

"I will sign the manifesto for Open Access to State-Collected Geospatial Data when complete and give £10 toward helping projects creating open geospatial data but only if 50 other people will do the same."

— Steve Coast

Deadline to sign up by: 24th September 2005
57 people signed up (7 over target)

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Jo Walsh is writing a collaborative minifesto for open geospatial information here

The idea of this pledge is to support that both in spirit and hard currency.

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  • If this pledge succeeds, what will we do with the contributions?

    During the World Summit on Free Information Infrastructures ( , 28th Sept-2 Oct)
    we're holding an Open Geodata workshop, bringing together as many developers as we can who are interested in working on, interfaces to it, and related free mapping projects.

    Some of these funds would go towards supporting the attendees - buying food and possibly helping with travel expenses for those in need.

    The rest we'd put towards a hardware pool, and buy several GPS units and cable, which can be used during the workshop and after that for special projects, intensively mapping areas of London which aren't yet filled in on OpenStreetmap.
  • Google Earth has set the cat amongst the pigeons on this topic, I think.
    For those living or working in Wales that have signed this pledge, the AGI Cymru Annual Conference takes place this year on 8th December in Cardiff. See you there if you can make it.
    Best wishes to all, Terry
  • How's going this project?.

    Page: gives me error.. can't open it..
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Steve Coast, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Schuyler Erle
  • Richard Fairhurst
  • Jo Walsh
  • Jay
  • Philip Hunt
  • Ben Gimpert
  • Jon Giddy
  • Andy Buckley
  • Mark Simpkins
  • Petter Reinholdtsen
  • George Coulouris
  • Ben Larkin
  • Frank O'Dwyer
  • Martin Ward
  • Earle Martin
  • Ian Bell
  • Danny O'Brien
  • Simon Myers
  • Stephen Godwin
  • saul albert
  • Pete Jordan
  • smurfix
  • Hugh Barnard
  • Joanna Driscoll
  • Rufus Pollock
  • Daniel Haran
  • Gregor J. Rothfuss
  • Jim Ley
  • Mikel Maron
  • Ben Discoe
  • Geoffrey Sisson
  • benez
  • Ian Turton
  • Paul Millar
  • David Bolton
  • Kjetil Kjernsmo
  • Allan Doyle
  • Simon Hewison
  • Peter Ferne
  • Nicholas Hill
  • Adam Hill
  • Paul WIse
  • Artur Bergman
  • Rich Gibson
  • Graham Seaman
  • Chris Holmes
  • Giles Lane
  • Emmet Connolly
  • Mike Liebhold
  • anselm
  • Rev Dan Catt
  • Julian Todd
  • Terry Jackson
  • Nick Burch
  • GeoffHogg
  • 2 people who did not want to give their names

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