OpenStreetMap: open data that create services and jobs for everybody
Feb 25, 2011, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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?"