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Open Aerial Map Project is Collecting Free Data

Jan 31, 2008, 12:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project is well on its way to producing a free, user-editable street-level vector map of the world. OpenAerialMap (OAM) is similar in scope, committed to building a free, bird's-eye photographic map of the world. But it faces a unique set of challenges.

"The project's browseable world map uses a JavaScript-powered zoomable interface similar to OSM's, and can even render OSM data as a layer on top of its own photographic tiles..."

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