Monday, July 19, 2010

Free access to streets information around the world

Geographical data is usually expensive around the world. Google brought a great contribution to that, but still all Google Maps information is copyrighted. So these guys here started a great project: the OpenStreetMap ! This is a collaborative project where people can share public datasets on streets information around the world.
And this is a beautiful animation showing edits to the project during 2008.

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld on Vimeo.

ps. 1 - I wonder if there is a way to use these data in space syntax studies… Have anyone tried it?
ps. 2 - A guide on how to use OSM Mapper here.
ps. 3 - If you got interested, here you may read almost everything you should know about OSM Mapper.

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