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Mapping Your World With OpenStreetMap


OpenStreetMap is the Wikipedia of maps. Anyone with a mouse and a web browser can edit a free wiki map of the world, adding points of information, roads, and even marking the locations of your favorite tree. The data is released to the public using an open source share-alike license so that anyone can build maps that blow the basic maps offered by Google and Yahoo out of the water.

In this session, we’ll explore the rich ecosystem of data, tools to work with that data, and applications using it as well as check the area around BestBuy HQ to see if we’re missing your favorite location.

More info at Map Minnesota and OpenStreetMap.org.


Minnebar 5 (2010-05-22)


Ian Dees