• For The Love Of Open Mapping Data

    For The Love Of Open Mapping Data

    It’s been exactly ten years since the launch of OpenStreetMap, the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the Internet. The project was founded by Steve Coast when he was still a student. It took a few years for the idea of OpenStreetMap to catch on, but today, it’s among the most heavily used sources for mapping data and the project is still going strong, with new and improved… Read More

  • OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav

    OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav

    Along with Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is one of the flagship crowdsourcing projects on the Internet, but unless you are watching this space closely, it may come as a surprise that Steve Coast, the founder of OSM, worked at Microsoft for the last three years. Today, in the shadow of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Coast announced that he is moving to Telenav to work on OSM and to… Read More

  • We're all in this together – NavFree sees 70,000 OpenStreetMap updates in a month

    NavFree, the free Sat-Nav solution for iPhone (and iPad) from Navmii, has seen more than half a million downloads in its first month and is growing at a rate of 10,000 new users per day. That’s not too shabby considering that it’s a UK & Republic of Ireland-only offering, although perhaps not so surprising considering the app’s free-ness and the expense of some of… Read More

  • MapQuest debuts four new OpenStreetMap enhanced mapping sites in Europe

    MapQuest, an AOL subsidiary and until further notice still the No. 2 Internet-mapping service after Google’s, recently debuted a site in the U.K. based on a project called OpenStreetMap, which is dedicated to user-created mapping. Today, the company announced the beta launch of four new European mapping sites built on OpenStreetMap data, in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Read More

  • Skobbler's 'do-it-yourself' free Sat-Nav for iPhone finds its way to the UK

    Skobbler, the free iPhone Sat-Nav solution based on the ‘Wikipedia of maps’ OpenStreetMap project, is now available for the UK and Ireland. It’s already reached number 1 in the US App store’s navigation chart – not all that surprising since free beats the hefty prices of competitor TomTom and others – and its been a best selling app in Germany for more than… Read More