Dear All,

We proudly announce that after demanding work the OpenMaps Foundation is now registered legally binding as a public benefit (non-profit) organization.

The main goal of the Foundation is to provide free-to-use digital maps of Central Europe. To achieve that, it is planed to carry on the work already done by the formal ‘OpenMaps Project’ and with the close cooperation with www.turistautak.hu, where the raw data of Hungary is comes from.

The Foundation is interested in to build a community of which members are volunteers, and with their activities (storing their track log with GPS, map drawings, programming, etc.) help to create the map.

The progress of the Foundation can be followed on the official webpage (www.openmaps.eu), where the digital maps are stored and can be downloaded from. The supported equipments are: Garmin, Magellan and Navitel, the maps can be printed out, or used online for route planning.

We do hope that every visitor will use our maps with pleasure, will upload their Gps track logs, will participate in map-editing or will donate the Foundation.



Ferenc ZAKA

Péter PAPP

Gábor KERÉNYI dr.med.univ
Viktor KISS
Gyula Péter PÁLFI
Árpád PAP