Opensource card service OpenStreetMap tenth anniversary




Opensource card service OpenStreetMap anniversary this weekend decade. The service began in 2004 as open source counterpart of Google Maps and now has maps that span the globe. The initiative celebrated its tenth anniversary Saturday.

In the Netherlands, volunteers held a meeting of OpenStreetMap in Amersfoort to celebrate. Tenth anniversary In a blog post saying that the initiative OpenStreetMap 1.7 million registered users and employs 3,000 people working every day cards.

Although OpenStreetMap never gestreeft in numbers of users of Google Maps fame beyond it is grown. It has become an sdk with offline maps, html5 editor for browsers. Various companies and organizations started using OpenStreetMap, including location service Foursquare. Also helped volunteers of the initiative with emergency cards at the earthquake in Haïtit several years ago.

The Netherlands was one of the countries where OSM came off the ground. This was due to a donation of AND in 2007 This navigation company donated the complete map of the Netherlands for free. This Netherlands was a blow to street level retrievable.


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