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I have to wonder if this move is something to do with the Olympic games coming to Vancouver early next year. It's interesting to see a Declaration of Independence type proclamation stating that are open to considering technology other then main stream products, but it's better said then done. Will other cities follow or will big business find a way to make open source software illegal.

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it was approved - yay! I asked for some data last year from the city for a non-profit group that I volunteer with, and it was challenging to access the most useful data for our purposes. they said, in effect, they didn't want us to replicate vanmap. they did gave us the basics, which was awesome. though, i must say, i wasn't super impressed with the quality of their attributes (no labels for roads? really city of vancouver?).

hasdrubal, i think the olympics is the reason for many things happening in the city, but i think it would more likely be used as an excuse to keep the data private (aka "security concerns"). i'm super impressed they pulled it off.




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