OpenStreetMap versus Google maps | Datablog – Guardian

Via Scoop.itdigital culture

Travelling to Sarajevo showed the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Lucy Chambers the overwhelming reach of crowdsourced open data

“Out of curiosity I went to see what the OpenStreetMap crowd had done in Sarajevo. OpenStreetMap is a community-built and openly licensed mapping application open to contributions from all.

The overwhelming reach of crowdsourced open data struck me. You can see roads and sideroads all in much better detail and I could plan my trip with much better information.”

Via http://www.guardian.co.uk

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