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Open Street Map


Open Street Map

It is probably well-known that I like open source. Since some months I spend a lot of my free time by editing the Open Street Map (OSM). I would like to introduce you to this project, which will come across everybody’s future as Wikipedia did.

OSM is an open source project which’s goal is to provide a map of the whole globe and as Wikipedia does, it invites everybody to contribute new data under a creative commons license. Analog to the Wikipedia you can create a profile, edit the map, observe map sections, read the history, write blog posts and some stuff more. Things which are necessary for every open source project.

The power of the map is not that obvious. Maybe the map looks nice or maybe not that nice as Google’s map looks like. Just imagine that everybody is allowed to create his custom map: An historical map of the town you are currently visiting or a map where you can find every important information just. Of course there are already maps at the website of OSM. For example the cycle or traffic maps. But there are also smartphone apps as OsmAnd (which is open source, too) which enables you to check for the next café, ATM or just a toilet.

But there are also some amazing projects like the Isometric 3D maps project or the OSM tool Nominatim. Or the routing service “Open Route Service” of the University of Heidelberg.

You will find much more interesting applications of the Data just by searching the internet. Just put “osm” into your request.

And to finish this blogging day I send some sweet regards to…




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