Hi All, I don't know how many of you followed what went down with what3words and mongolia post to give addresses similar to geohash but with a closed algorithm and what3words having the rights to it to let private players use their API's for profit. It was a typical case of pushing closed algorithms on public systems not suitable in a democracy.
Well i now have the first potential such case scenario in India. Hyderabad GHMC wants to have so called smart addressing through a PPP model and I am seriously concerned what will happen to all geo databases with closed numbering systems. Here is the tender document http://www.ghmc.gov.in/tender%20pdfs/GHMC.DDN.RFP-8-11-16.pdf On a side note, we will be having GeoHYD around 10/11th of this month, will be announced in a day or two. Regards, Srinivas Kodali www.lostprogrammer.com
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