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CNET News: Open-Source Project Treads on Google Maps Turf

Nov 14, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Volunteer 'citizen cartographers' are aiming to take on the likes of Google Maps and Britain's Ordnance Survey by creating a free, open-source wiki-style map of the planet.

"The U.K.-based OpenStreetMap (OSM) mapping data is collected by volunteers using GPS devices to record their movements as they drive, cycle or walk along all the roads in a particular area..."

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