[Freegis-list] Global "local" placenames database
slc at publicus.net
Wed Jun 22 18:26:38 CEST 2005
Posted to: freegis-list at intevation.de
Is there a good source?
E-Democracy.Org is considering a "Global Campaign for Local Democracy"
petition of sorts where people can state:
1. Their Name
2. Their e-mail
3. Where they live
4. Check a box that says "Yes, I want to discuss local issues with
neighbors in my community."
5. Tell a friend
This will enable us expand our support for active citizens interested in
starting local "Issues Forums" - see http://e-democracy.org/uk for our
guidebook and more.
We'd probably tie the placename database into our use of the new open
source GroupServer tool http://e-democracy.org/groupserver and when X
number of people in the same community sign up, our system will provide
them a Meetup.com-like chance to meet in person to start work on
creating an local issues forum. Our sustainable model requires a
volunteer forum manager and 100 people before a forum is open. With a
development system in place, we will be able to scale by better
targeting our support to communities with interest that we previously
knew little about.
Any suggestions or ideas?
Board Chair, E-Democracy.Org
Steven Clift - http://publicus.net - Reply to: clift at publicus.net
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