‘Wikipedia of maps’ challenges Google

December 27, 2011

OpenStreetMap (credit: itoworld.com)

OpenStreetMap — a nonprofit wiki of maps and location data to which anyone can contribute, just like Wikipedia —  is suddenly a legitimate challenger to Google Maps, Technology Review Mims’s Bits reports.

The prices that Google asked of its heaviest Maps users has led to a move away from Google and to OpenStreetMap, supported by deep-pocketed boosters, including MapQuest and Microsoft