We could discuss about this smart addresses face to face on whether we should do something about it.
We are hosting GeoHYD second meetup with Akshay Kore on Dec 10th, 3.30 p.m at lamakaan. Akshay is a Interaction Designer with a Masters from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay currently working in Microsoft. He will be speaking about Mumbai Data http://www.mumbaidata.in/, An Interactive Open Data Visualization tool for Mumbai City built at the Industrial Design Centre in IIT Bombay. please RSVP here. https://www.meetup.com/GeoHYD/events/235977554/ Regards, Srinivas Kodali www.lostprogrammer.com On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM, srinivas kodali <iota.kod...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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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