This project developed a free dataset of geographic vector information
for the German city Osnabrück (State Lower Saxony).
The data is free in the sence of Free Software
and licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL v>=2).
Since 2007 it is additionally available under the
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license and the Open Database License (ODbL)
Frida was a great success, the geographical data has been used
by many projects e.g. Thuban, GRASS and others
to demonstrate the capabilities of Free Software for handling geographic
data and teach GIS.
Detailed free geographic vector data have been almost unavailable
for Europe in 2002. Only the USA had released significant data
paid by taxes to the public.
Frida's data have been transferred to OpenStreetMap.
Please join OpenStreetMap to further improve
the data situation for Osnabrück and other parts of the world.