Thursday, February 23, 2012

A year of OSM data edits

If you ever had any doubts about the power of crowdsourcing, or simply about willingness of hordes of anonymous strangers to commit time and resources just to a cause, totally for free, have a look at the following video. It highlights a year of edits of free OpenStreetMap data.

OpenStreetMap: A Year of Edits 2011 from Derick Rethans on Vimeo.

Many question the quality and “authority” of the data but personally, I am very impressed with accuracy and currency of data, where available. Great free resource. Great cause!

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