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OpenStreetMap: open data that create services and jobs for everybody

Feb 25, 2011, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the Wikipedia applied to mapping: a digital map of the whole world that everybody can contribute to draw. The results is maps that you can print, use with several GPS navigation systems or customize at will. The most important characteristic of OSM maps, however, is another one: everybody can freely, legally reuse them for any purpose, including (unlike Google Maps) for commercial activities. This is why maps like those of OSM can help people to find… a job!

"Maps everywhere, from blankets to walls

"I recently discovered, thanks to Maurizio Napolitano, Pistill SF: "a San Francisco company that sells blankets and napkins on which they print a map of the place you like", whatever that place is, from Bora Bora to the neighborhood where you actually live, work or study. If you want to know more about Pistill SF or buy their products, do visit their website. Here we're going to talk about something else: how can Pistill SF be a profitable business, at the lowest possible cost?"

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