The launch of a tool to edit maps open source project OpenStreetMap




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The launch of a tool to edit maps open source project OpenStreetMap


Unveiled “Mapbox” specialized in the creation of maps and tools to create an open source, unveiled a new tool to edit maps, in order to enrich the draft data maps “OpenStreetMap” .

The company said that “iD” a name that launched a new tool, aimed at easing the task of contributing users to create maps, and through the web browser directly.

The editor of the new maps, which will enter into service officially starting today, will help the project “OpenStreetMap” which now includes more than one million users who create maps, which is the largest open-source community in this field worldwide.

And counts the “OpenStreetMap” that tool “iD” New facilitate the users the process of adding and editing data map of the world, and in turn, said CEO “MapBox”, Eric Johndersen, the “iD” does not enjoy being the best of the offers interface using high-speed only, but it is working to improve the quality and coverage of map data, so he put it.

Said Tom Makarait, one of the developers of “iD”, the new tool has been built in a language “JavaScript” in addition to the library visual d3, in addition to the standards of open source, which is improving with the passage of time, and added Makarait, everything in the new tool “Open Source “, so the company now has a range of programmers around the world who are working to build and improve and repair what is going on” iD “of the problems.

The editor who was dependent upon the “OpenStreetMap” built the technology “flash”, which had lead to the suffering of users because of the slow pace, and so on said Johndersen.

Observers believe that the “iD” will be a catalyst for the community “OpenStreetMap” for the construction of Maps service with the best possible degree of accuracy, as the new tool will be their main editor, it does not require additional software, only a web browser, which in their hands.

The Johndersen said he and as “iD” was built in the language “javascript”, it will make them better tools for mobile devices.

It should be noted that the maps provided by the organization “OpenStreetMap” depend on a lot of other services and organizations alike, such as service “Foursquare” and Service “Evernote”, in addition to the newspaper “Le Monde” French conducted last month, the integration of maps of the organization within its Internet.
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