Posts Tagged ‘OpenStreetMap.org’

OpenStreetMap.org Wiki

August 5, 2009

OpenStreetMap.org is an open map wiki.

From OpenStreetMap.org:

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.

OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

OpenStreetMap Wiki

OpenStreetMap Wiki

Through Open Street Map Wiki, I learned my favorite London hotel – the Conrad International –  is now the London Grand Wyndham Hotel.

Open Street Map Wiki Wyndham Grand Hotel London

Open Street Map Wiki Wyndham Grand Hotel London

Google Maps show results for both hotels – the defunct Conrad International Chelsea Harbour – and its re-branded replacement the London Grand Wyndham Chelsea Harbour Hotel.

What are the implications if any of an Open Map wiki for business listings?

What are the implications if any for Google Maps or MapQuest?

What other types of facts could be open sourced through this type of wiki and would have value to the global internet audience?