We are a group of GPS enthusiast and we would like to host
our files with you. I am not very sure how to submit the project for approval,
so here a short description what we do:
We are developing free GPS maps for some countries in South
East Asia (i.e. Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam). Those maps can be used on
Garmin GPS units as well as some high end mobile phones.
The software used to develop the maps is not open source
software, it is a very specific one. Part of it is Garmin’s own software,
another part is a commercial software and the compiler is a very unique
But at the end the maps are free for anyone who wants to
download them and install in their units. So it is basically an Open Source
We have a website for the users, please see www.asiagps.org. It is a community driven
website with a forum www.asiagps.org/community
where users can contribute their data.
The license for the maps use will be as follows:
UMP License v1.0
To goal of UMP (Unofficial Map Project) movement is a creation of Free vector
Maps. The Maps distributed under this concept are free to obtain, modify and
use for personal purposes. They are also free to modify and redistribute as far
as Authors' credits and Freedom of the Map are not violated.
1. Acceptance of terms
By using the Maps (any maps contained in this package or any accompanying data
or software), you accept the terms of this License. Do not install or use the
Maps if you do not agree with any of the License terms.
2. Free availability
Any Maps covered by the License have to be distributed or redistributed free of
charge. Only pure media costs may be charged under the condition that the
channel free of media costs (like the Internet) is made available in parallel
or is referred to. In such case the information about free distribution channel
has to be visible before purchasing the media.
3. Freedom of use
Any Map covered by the License may be used for any personal or educational
purposes without limitations, including decompilation, modification, conversion
and recompilation. Any professional use (including but not limited to
commercial, governmental or military use) may require separate agreement with
Authors if not stated otherwise.
4. Freedom of development
The Maps covered by the License are free to modify and redistribute by anyone
under the condition that Authors' credits are preserved and the modifications
are distributed under the same or compatible license. Same rules apply to all
works based on the Maps.
The Maps covered by the License may be incorporated and shipped together with
differently licensed works under the condition that the Maps are well separated
and this License (which may not be violated) is clearly stated for that part.
Additionally all competing or similar data contained in such product has to be
released under the same or compatible license.
5. Open development
If the Maps are distributed in the binary form, the source format has to be
made available at the same time. As an alternative, source package may be
referred to in case it is available through a channel free of media costs.
Authors (or recent maintainer of the Maps) should be notified about any
released modifications to their work. If this is not possible, modifications
should be announced through community channels like map-authoring focused newsgroups,
forums or webpages.
6. Disclaimer of warranties
Authors take no responsibility for any direct or indirect damage resulting from
the use of the Maps. All the data and software is provided "as is",
the Maps shall be used at the sole responsibility of the user.
Special care should be taken when using the data as navigation aid, as mapping
data may be misleading, incomplete or incorrect.
We would use your platform to upload the core map data so
mappers (developers) could use SVN to control the programming process.
Will this project be acceptable for you?
Thank you for your kind attention and assistance.
With best regards