Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Open Street Map - 1 Year of Updates

Practically everyone knows about Google Maps. What you might not be aware of is that there's a similar, but open-source project that hopes to achieve the same goal: Open Street Map.

Besides data from official entities, these maps are the work of thousands of volunteers, that painstakingly trace their neighborhoods with GPS units and insert it into this gigantic project.

The following video shows just how much was accomplished in a single year of OpenStreetMap .

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld on Vimeo.

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