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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More on open mapping

Sean Gorman, Creating maps for everyone and network effects for the data driving them, Vodafone Receiver, October 13, 2008.
... Free and open access to public data is often taken for granted in the United States. Many countries in Europe and around the globe are not as fortunate. Governments deem such geographic data to be proprietary and charge the public large sums of money to acquire the data. This was the case in the United Kingdom which led to the creation of one of the most successful open source geographic data projects to date the OpenStreetMap Project. ...