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I love a good map.

In Ramblings on January 6, 2009 by Cody McComas

I love a good map. Found this and I love the idea of the OpenStreetMap project.

“An animation showing edits to the OpenStreetMap.org project during 2008. OpenStreetMap is a wiki-style map of the world and this animation displays a white flash each time a way is entered or updated. Some edits are a result of a physical local survey by a contributor with a GPS unit and taking notes, other edits are done remotely using aerial photography or out-of-copyright maps, and some are bulk imports of official data.OpenStreetMap started in 2004 and the rate of contributions is accelerating with four times as many people contributing to the project in 2008 compared to 2007. During the year, edits were made by some 20,000 individuals and there were bulk imports of data for many places, including the USA, India, Italy and Belarus which are clearly visible in the animation. This animation was produced by itoworld.com. The music is ‘Open Electro’ available from archive.org/details/silence-silence by Vincent Girès’. Various still images are available on flickr.com/groups/itomedia/pool/.”

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One Response to “I love a good map.”

  1. Haven’t visited you for a while. Love the picture of you and Juls. She’s cute with you. Looks like a keeper! Aunt Barb

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