30 Aug 2008, 11:02

OpenStreetMap

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Recently OpenStreetMap has got a lot of attention, at least in the german media, and of course everybody was comparing it to Google Maps and people started to compain that OSM is incomplete and will never reach the coverage as it has GMaps, but what I find impressive about OSM is the speed of advancements. Ever since I became aware of OSM, several months ago, I kept watching my hometown (<8000 inhabitants). In the beginning there were only two or three major streets in OSM but as of today nearly all streets, including tiny trails which you won’t find in any other map, were properly mapped.