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Linux 2005
Conference and Tutorials
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Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August
University of Wales, Swansea

Linux 2005

Programme

Tutorials

About Swansea

Timetable

Registration

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Accommodation

CACert Assurance

Thursday Evening

Conference Dinner

Exhibition

Call For Papers

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Steve Coast - xrefer.com

The coming geodata revolution

Geographical data (geodata) like streets, train stations and metadata like their names and accessibility is not free in the UK and much of Europe. Recent advances in technology and the drop in cost of GPS now make it possible to collaboratively create maps on the internet. These maps can be released under free licences for all to use.

OpenStreetMap.org is designed to be a centre of open geodata by allowing casual users, GPS-toting activists and programmers to create and share free geodata. Map data is editable on- and off-line and an open key/value ontology allows markup in any way seen fit.

Geographic SQL database extensions, new free GIS systems and Linux have significantly lowered the cost of both creating and using geodata. The (free) software behind OpenStreetMap, its use and social implications are discussed.


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Red Hat
Red Hat
ITWales
ITWales
Astaro Internet Security
Astaro Internet Security
PepLink
PePLink

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Linux Magazine
Linux Magazine
ITWales
ITWales
Linux User
Linux User & Developer
Ping Wales
Ping Wales
Need To Know
NTK
The Register
The Register

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