Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Libre Map Project - Sticking it to The Man

Okay, you've got to love this...

In an effort to circumvent the map vendors who sell public domain information , an individual named Jared Benedict has payed the USGS $1600 for their DVDs containing all 56,000 1:24K/7.5' digital topographic maps, and is currently working to put them online through the Internet Archive (http:// For a brief period he was soliciting a ransom, I mean, donations, to cover the cost, but quickly received the necessary contributions.

When the maps are ready, they should be accessible from Libre Map Project

via Andy Anderson in the EdGIS Mailing List