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Re: Announcing the Fedora Geo Spin

On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:18:16 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> Let's begin with an apology, shall we? Sorry for cross posting, but this
> does concern people on multiple mailing lists.
> I would like to announce the formation of a Fedora Geo Spin with tools
> for integration into Open Street Map. For more information, please see
> the following link:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Ynemoy/Fedora_Geo_Spin

	Can people without linux-savvy, cartography-savvy, nor 
electronics-savvy use OSM at all?? Will this spin, perhaps, enable the 
likes of us to use it in the same way we use Garmin, Delorme, and MapTech 
products under XP?

	If so, is there a really elementary introduction to OSM somewhere?

	Background : I've been looking for ten years for linux-native GPS/
map software user-friendly enough for me to use for hiking and hunting -- 
completely in vain, chiefly because my interest is topo maps, not road 

	So when I first heard of OSM, I disregarded it because of the 

	Knowing of your project, I've skimmed through the lists carried 
on Gmane, and discovered, although 99 44/100% of what I see is over my 
head, that it does include some topographic stuff (I can't yet really 
tell what.)

	I am not sanguine that it may be user-friendly enough for the 
likes of me, nor become so in what is left of my time; but hope springs 
eternal ....

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Evangelist
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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