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OpenStreetMap, the “Wikipedia of Maps”

Similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the world’s largest voluntary geographic information project. It is characterized both by its map and by the active community of millions of cartographers who produce and maintain it. OpenStreetMap provides access to free data that can be easily reused without major constraints. In short, it is a map in constant evolution, supported by a growing community of cartographers with diverse motivations. However, the main objective is to create a freely accessible, open and editable map of the world. We can say it… It’s a real goldmine… Finally, large companies such as Facebook, Uber, Apple and Microsoft have not hesitated to hire developers themselves to contribute to this huge database. Zoom on this infographic to find out more…