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On-ramp to successful communities

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OpenStreetMap is a community of many successful communities. The community and communities are a core strength of OpenStreetMap and so building a successful community is never complete. Jono Bacon breaks refines a method of community improvement to four simple steps in one elegant image.Jono's tweet Jono's on-ramp image makes for delightful application to the OpenStreetMap context.

Advanced GPS voodoo with Ubuntu

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Several Garmin GPSes work well with Ubuntu as a mass USB storage device. Navigating the menu to enable the mass USB device can be a bit of a headache. Here is an alternative that takes less fumbling with the joyclick on the Garmin and that does a better job of grabbing the data.

Install RAID0 on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

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set up RAID0

Create a full-disk partition on each of two drives to be RAID0 combined. Set each full-disk partition as type fd - Linux RAID Auto-detect. Use fdisk or your favourite partitioning tool.

Then:
mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=0 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1
sudo /usr/share/mdadm/mkconf force-generate /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf
sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/md0
mkdir /raid
sudo mount /dev/md0 /raid

Everything okay to this point? Add the raid to fstab to mount raid automatically after reboot.

Build your own OpenStreetMap Server - Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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SUNY Buffalo campus as seen on OpenStreetMap.org in March of 2009
Build your own OpenStreetMap server. Build your own what?

OpenStreetMap is the editable World map of everything. It is the Wikipedia of maps. It is to other on-line maps as Wikipedia is to Britannica. And it is awesome in every possible way.

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