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A thank you regarding Libya

I would just like to take a moment to say thank you to those who responded to my diary entry asking for help working in Libya. When I made the post, the area between Zlitan and Al Khoms was almost totally unmapped, now it is hard to find unmapped roads in the imagery.

Thank you to all those who helped out with the mapping effort, it would have taken me many weeks to do what was done by others in just the first few days after I made my post. I will continue to fill in details in this area (and hope others will continue as well), but I think at this point we can say we have a pretty decent map, and one which for this area seems to be one of the best around. OpenStreetMap, and the HOT team, continue to amaze and inspire me -- here's hoping both projects continue even after we have mapped the whole world to this level of detail.

-Buck

P.S. Here is a link to the area on OSM as well as a comparison with Google so you can see how well it is now mapped.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.547&lon=14.391&zoom=10&layers=M

http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/?mt0=mapnik&mt1=googlemap&lon=14.37736&lat=32.53313&zoom=10


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