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Sep
11

Best Observation at Denver FOSS4G 2011

One of the biggest items that struck me while attending FOSS4G last week was how robust openstreetmap.org is and how it compares to other online web mapping systems.

One of my favourite comparisons is how google maps (maps.google.com) and OpenStreetMaps show Kabul, Afghanistan.

Google:

Google shows very little detail, but the crowd sourcing approach of openstreetmaps shows a lot more detail.

Since anyone can edit and upload GIS data to OpenStreetMaps, if your town is “off” in Google or Bing, why not upload your information to OpenStreetMaps? 

OpenLayers.org can connect to OpenStreetMaps.  Because of that, MapGuide and Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2012 can utilize OpenStreetMaps. 

Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server Studio 2012 supports the OpenStreetMap as an OpenLayers base layer.

QGIS, http://www.qgis.org, not only can consume OpenStreetMap data but can be used to edit it as well.

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