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Topographical maps for all!

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Anaximander c. 610 – c. 546 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus, a city of Ionia (in modern-day Turkey). He belonged to the Milesian school and learned the teachings of his master Thales. He succeeded Thales and became the second master of that school where he counted Anaximenes and, arguably, Pythagoras amongst his pupils. He created a map of the world that contributed greatly to the advancement of geography. He was also involved in the politics of Miletus and was sent as a leader to one of its colonies.


Outdoor sports are enjoyed by many people but access is restricted by regulations. Unlike most countries where I live mapping activities are forbidden by state. The lack of accurately made topographical maps led many years of mine and fellow outdoor lovers wander around in the wilderness blindly. Dangerously depending on poorly made, inaccurate drawings of the field to circumvent the law or inaccessible, expensive and non-free mapping devices and software. Finally being fed up by this fact, I decided to seek the answer if free software and knowledge can liberate people's navigation.


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