29 July 2009

Why is Open Street Map Brilliant?

Why is Open Street Map Brilliant?

PCPRO author Jonathan Bray explains his

"The OpenStreetmap is a venture, started in 2004 by Steve Coast, similar to Wikipedia, only with maps."

"I remember looking at it three years ago and being distinctly unimpressed at the level of detail. But, it’s improved beyond recognition, with maps of London, in particular, that are just as detailed, if not more so, than Google maps. And as time goes on, its accuracy and usefulness can only increase"
But the is more to Open Street Map than you think.

Most don't know about the other projects using Open Street Map #OSM (twitter)

So here a some that have been successful

OpenSea Project



OpenStreetMap data for Garmin GPS devices

Cloudmade - Customise the map colours

map styled by tripgeo development team

OpenStreetMap Static maps (early development) - please see previous post

For more information and details (and source:)

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At Wednesday, July 29, 2009 9:30:00 pm, Blogger www.netthreads.co.uk said...

It's only a matter of time before the gps capability in smartphones starts to make contributions to the open streetmap data. When that happens all the nooks and crannies will gradually get filled in.


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