openstreetmap rules

Lately I have been telling everyone who wants to listen about openstreetmap, the initiative to make a wiki-style map of, well, basically everything. For about three years people have been using GPS recording devices to collect streets, one street at a time, as though it’s a big stamp collection or something. What I find totally amazing is that this actually works very well, and by now they’ve got a very decent map of all urban areas in Europe. This is absolutely a great example for the wiki way of doing things, and I see this as an encouragement for wikipathways.

I came across openstreetmap because I was looking at video’s of the Chaos Communication Congress 2007. The talk on openstreetmap is well worth the download.

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