FLOSS Weekly 81

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FLOSS Weekly
Episode 81

FLOSS Weekly 81: OpenStreetMap.org

OpenStreetMap.org, the provider of free and royalty-free geographic data.

Guest

Steve Coast for OpenStreetMap

Steve Coast is 28, British but lives in San Francisco. He founded OpenStreetMap 5 years ago after becoming frustrated with existing maps. He has a fairly deep open source background, uses Linux etc. He co-founded a company, CloudMade, which is a bit like RedHat in that it provides services around OpenStreetMap, in the same way that RedHat provides services around Linux.

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Locations mentioned in the show

External Links

Questions from the audience

what was the open street view that was mentioned?

From memory, and I'm not sure, but I think it's either openstreetview.org.uk, or topo.geofabrik.de - however the second one doesn't seem to be working at the moment. Anyone who knows better please correct my links! --Leigh 17:36, 12 August 2009 (PDT)

Can anyone tell me what was the open API mentioned that plugs into both Google and Yahoo maps?

Can't remember, but likely to be OpenLayers.--Leigh 13:49, 22 October 2009 (PDT)

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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: August 5, 2009
  • Release Date: August 8, 2009
  • Duration: 56:35
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  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: