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News and Media
News and Media Websites
Articles and other news items about the OpenStreetMap project.
List of News_and_Media Sites
Pocket-Lint: OpenStreetMap - Crowd Sourced Cartography Set to Re-Map the World
Dan Sung interviews OSM founder Steve Coast, who explains how the project will make maps free and satnavs much cheaper.
BBC News: The Volunteer Mappers who Helped Haiti
Slide-show article covering the efforts of OpenStreetMap mappers to improve the coverage of the area hit by the Haiti earthquake using donated aerial photography.
Tech Crunch: OpenStreetMap Grows, Spawns Ecosystem
Guest post by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of property search engine Nestoria, explaining how the project has grown.
SwissInfo.ch: The Globe, Mapped by You
Openstreetmap chairman Simon Poole is interviewed about the project to create a freely available map of the world.
The Guardian: Meet the Wikipedia of the mapping world
Article by Victor Keegan, explaining how OpenStreetMap volunteers are mapping the world, with particular reference to Haiti.
The Atlantic Cities: Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap
Looking back over the history of the crowdsourced digital street map, a familiar pattern emerges.
New Scientist: Citizen Cartographers Fill the Gaps in Maps
Article explaining how OpenStreetMap volunteers have brought free, much-needed collaborative maps to far-flung developing areas.
The Guardian: Why the world needs OpenStreetMap
Article by Serge Wroclawski, explaining that as more private companies offer maps, an open source solution that anyone can edit is still needed.