Open Street Map on iPhone

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If you are a fan of Open Street Map you will be thrilled to learn that there is now an iPhone App that allows you to record your tracks and upload them directly, says Aidworker Daily. OSMTrack is only $0.99.

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It allows anyone to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

It was inspired by sites such as Wikipedia — the map display features a prominent ‘Edit’ tab and a full revision history is maintained. Ground surveys are performed by a volunteer, on foot, bicycle or in a car, although a bicycle is the mode of choice for many volunteers mapping urban areas, using a GPS unit, and some combination of notebook, voice recorder and digital camera and questioning of passers-by.

This data is then entered into the database. Some contributors are systematically mapping whole towns over a period of a year. Mapping Parties are organised to bring a number of mappers together to map a particular area for an evening or a weekend to intensively map an area.

OgleEarth follows the mapping beat as does Google Mobile.

Google has been busy with several iPhone announcements recently, says the iPhone Blog, including OS 2.2 updates for Street-View, Transit and Walking Directions for the Maps App, the release of Google Earth for the iPhone, and an optimized version of the Google Search page for the iPhone.

Article by dailywireless.

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