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Watch How Open-Source OpenStreetMap Mapped The Globe In Just 7 Years

Watch How Open-Source OpenStreetMap Mapped The Globe In Just 7 Years

A decade ago, OpenStreetMap launched as a free, open-source alternative to the other mapping tools you may encounter on the internet. Turns out that the collaborative experiment worked exceptionally well, and thanks to a new site, you can see for yourself how the Wikipedia of mapping has covered the whole…

Why The World Needs OpenStreetMap

Why The World Needs OpenStreetMap

Every time I tell someone about OpenStreetMap, they inevitably ask “Why not use Google Maps?”. From a practical standpoint, it’s a reasonable question, but ultimately this is not just a matter of practicality, but of what kind of society we want to live in. I discussed this topic in a…

We All Live In A Watercolour With These New OpenStreetMap Skins

We All Live In A Watercolour With These New OpenStreetMap Skins

Google Maps is mighty useful, but not everybody’s a fan — including Apple, who seem to be ditching it. But OpenStreetMap isn’t the nicest-looking thing, and let’s not discuss Bing. This new OpenStreetMap skin, however, is hands down the best-looking digital map I’ve ever seen.