Geography

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Background

For available datasets, see Atlas

Geography being an import part of most school curricula there are a few Open Content projects that could be implemented. There already exist two open content projects that could be adapted for the OLPC.


Specific projects

OpenStreetMaps

Openstreetmap.org is a project that is creating a GoogleMaps like online map of the world. But OSM contains data that is Open Content, unlike proprietary versions from Yahoo, Google and Microsoft. However, their editor is in non-free Flash, or non-free java. Gnash isn't supported very well.

If GPS could be added to the xo, and Gnash be made to work there would be a great chance to add mapping to a very undermapped area.

Cartography

Lucia Lovison of Afriterra drafted this cartography bundle: File:Cartography-3.xol. She is looking for requests for future additions and collections.

external sites

Geograph.org.uk

http://svn.geograph.org.uk/svn/

Wikipedia

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