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LXer 10-05-2008 07:00 PM

LXer: OpenStreeMaps: free software's answer to Google and commercially-restricted geo
 
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In a recent article on free software and the Large Hadron Collider I mentioned that here in the United Kingdom The Guardian, a national British newspaper, had founded a campaign called “free our data”. They objected to the fact that the Ordnance Survey (and others), funded by the British taxpayer, was charging business and individuals for its cartographic data thus effectively making people pay for it twice. Their campaign is great but until such times as it succeeds an alternative is needed. A free software alternative. Enter OpenStreetMaps. Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine.

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