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 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.

0 Responses to “Best Observation at Denver FOSS4G 2011”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Gordon Luckett

Arrow Geomatics Inc's Gordon Luckett


gordon dot luckett at arrowgeo dot com 1-519-837-9500 (Arrow Geomatics Inc.)

Checkout MapGuide Guy’s Youtube Channel


Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.


%d bloggers like this: