Tag Archives: Open Street Maps

Apple Maps and OSM – Further Explanation

So, this time yesterday I posted a blog post describing how Apple appeared to be using OSM data in their new map tiles without attribution. In the last 24 hours, that post has received more page views and comments than … Continue reading

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Categorising Open Street Map Road Types For Display and Routefinding

At the end of one my previous posts, I displayed a set of ways imported from Open Street Map in SQL Server Management Studio. It looked like this: Now, as I stated previously, OSM ways don’t equate to roads. Ways … Continue reading

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Loading Open Street Map Data in SQL Server Part II: Ways.

In a previous post, I described how to load POI data from Open Street Maps into SQL Server. POIs are, by their very nature, pretty easy to define and store, since they are individual points of interest. In this post … Continue reading

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Displaying Open Street Map and ESRI tiles on Bing Maps AJAX v7

In a previous post, I explained how to replace the base tile layer in the Bing Maps Silverlight control with an ESRI tile layer. In this post, I’ll show how to do the same but using the Bing Maps AJAX … Continue reading

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Google Maps –vs- Bing Maps –vs- OSM – Responsiveness of Data Corrections

Yesterday, Glenn Letham published an article on the GISuser website explaining how to report map errors on Google Maps, Bing Maps, Open Street Maps etc. Seeing as I’ve already made comparisons in some of my own recent blog posts concerning … Continue reading

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Open Street Maps –vs- Ordnance Survey (A.K.A. the Mystery of Birkbeck road)

In a previous post I compared how Open Street Maps (OSM) compared to Bing Maps and Google Maps in terms of completeness, at least for a small part of the UK. In this post I’m going to look at how … Continue reading

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Mappa Mercia Demonstrating the Power of Open Street Maps

Earlier I came across a post on the mappa mercia site that really demonstrates the power of the collaborative nature of Open Street Map compared to other web mapping providers. One determined user has chosen to explore and map all … Continue reading

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