Articles and other news items about the OpenStreetMap project.
The Guardian: Why the world needs OpenStreetMap
Article by Serge Wroclawski, explaining that as more private companies offer maps, an open source solution that anyone can edit is still needed. (January 14, 2014)
New Scientist: Citizen Cartographers Fill the Gaps in Maps
Article explaining how OpenStreetMap volunteers have brought free, much-needed collaborative maps to far-flung developing areas. (July 03, 2013)
The Independent: Are Mapbox and OpenStreetMap's Personalised Maps the Future of Cartography?
Article by Sarah Shearman, explaining how people are creating their own maps and databases in a movement called open-source mapping. (June 26, 2013)
The Atlantic Cities: Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap
Looking back over the history of the crowdsourced digital street map, a familiar pattern emerges. (March 14, 2013)
SwissInfo.ch: The Globe, Mapped by You
Openstreetmap chairman Simon Poole is interviewed about the project to create a freely available map of the world. (March 01, 2013)
Ars Technica: OpenStreetMap: Crowd-Sourcing the World, a Street at a Time
Article by Nate Anderson explaining how wikipedia's 'crowdsourced knowledge' model have been applied to mapping. (June 01, 2010)
BBC News: The Volunteer Mappers who Helped Haiti
Slide-show article covering the efforts of OpenStreetMap mappers to improve the coverage of the area hit by the Haiti earthquake using donated aerial photography. (February 24, 2010)
The Guardian: Meet the Wikipedia of the mapping world
Article by Victor Keegan, explaining how OpenStreetMap volunteers are mapping the world, with particular reference to Haiti. (February 04, 2010)
BBC News: US City to Start Giant 'Mapathon'
Atlanta aims to become the world's most digitally mapped city with a project that will map every road, trail, bike path and tree. (October 14, 2009)
Pocket-Lint: OpenStreetMap - Crowd Sourced Cartography Set to Re-Map the World
Dan Sung interviews OSM founder Steve Coast, who explains how the project will make maps free and satnavs much cheaper. (August 26, 2009)
Tech Crunch: OpenStreetMap Grows, Spawns Ecosystem
Guest post by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of property search engine Nestoria, explaining how the project has grown. (November 27, 2008)
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