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Peter Robins "Pilgrim Routes Database"

Peter Robins "Pilgrim Routes Database"

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From my post in the forum.

Peter would like to create a small group of people that can help him continue his Map Database Project that has been his "baby" for many years. His project used to be stored on his pages: http://maps.peterrobins.co.uk/ but has now been moved over to GitHub (a place where open source projects can be shared). More on this here as well.

What Peter has created are tracks of all Camino and also many many other routes around Europe. But since these routes change a lot, his tracks are now out of date and he needs help with keeping the tracks up to date.

Each GitHub project is a small community in itself, where people can sign up and create and discuss "Issues" related to the project. The idea is for those that are interested in helping out, please sign up on GitHub and contribute.

How can you contribute?
First have a look here what Peter writes on the GitHub page. My understanding is that there are two kinds of contributors. People that report errors/mistakes/route changes (no technical skills required) and those that are a bit more technical and may be able to help in applying these changes to the tracks using mapping software.

So for example if you see a mistake in the track, maybe the route has changed. When you see this, you can create an "issue". The community will discuss this and if the ones that are in charge of the community agree, they will make the suggested change and apply it to the track that are published.

So if you are interested, head on over to the project page here. Sign up and head on over to the "Issues" page, where you can see a few issues that Peter has created. Clicking on each issue, you will see that it is a discussion thread much like the ones you find on this forum.

Also have a look at the introduction page that Peter has written about this project.
https://github.com/pilgrimdb/pilgrimdb.github.io

My hope is that we can create a small group of people interested in this topic and see if we can get this project rolling again. The most difficult part is getting the ball rolling, after a while things go by itself.

Thanks all!
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