[Geowanking] Open-source web-map Cyclopath seeks volunteer help
steve at asklater.com
Fri May 28 11:18:32 PDT 2010
On May 26, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
> Dear geowankers,
> I am the project leader for Cyclopath, which is a geographic wiki
> serving the navigation needs of bicyclists in the Minneapolis-St. Paul,
> Minnesota, USA metro area (http://cyclopath.org).
> We are somewhat similar to Open Street Map, but we go beyond the
> transportation network itself to add points of interest, regions, and
> lots of annotations like bikeability ratings, notes, tags, and
> discussions. All of these annotations are associated directly with the
> map object in question, not just using co-location.
I'd just join opencyclemap.
> We recently went open-source and are seeking volunteer hackers, because we want to support the ability of other people to bring up similar systems around the world, and also because the software is becoming mature enough that we don't have the internal resources to do lots of cool stuff that people are asking for. We would also like to be a better citizen of the greater geospatial open source ecosystem, and for that we need to broaden our community beyond just our internal team.
> So, benefits of helping us hack on the system include spreading this interesting geospatial software to new places and also fixing bugs & adding features that benefit our users as well as users of any instances the community brings up. Also, you are awesome and we are awesome, so naturally we should work together. :)
> Cyclopath is a research project project operated by the GroupLens
> Research, the human-computer interaction research group at the
> University of Minnesota, and the project has generated several
> peer-reviewed research papers (see http://reidster.net/papers.html if
> The software about 60,000 lines of code, mostly Python and ActionScript
> (we target the Flash Player virtual machine). We use PostGIS for the
> backend and it's an Apache license. More info on the source code and a
> link to our bug database is at: http://cyclopath.org/wiki/Tech:Source_Code
> I will be happy to answer questions here on geowanking. If you are
> interested in helping, please e-mail us at info at cyclopath.org or on our
> new public developers' list, http://groups.google.com/group/cyclopath-dev.
> Much appreciated,
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