Okay, there is much more geonews that were waiting for me than I expected. Please give me some time to catch up everything. Anything worthy, I'll aggregate and share with our users.
There has been several interesting articles and entries posted in the past two weeks about OpenStreetMap. Here they are!
- Ogle Earth shares an interesting article on what's happening in Syria with Google Map Maker and OpenStreetMap relying on crowdsourcing for their maps, in the context of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
- Cédric highlights an article on TomTom data vs OpenStreetMap data, specifically for Germany
- Cédric also enumerates 13 reasons why OpenStreetMap fails to replace official or proprietary base maps in a sustainable way – this list identify several interesting 'challenges' for OpenStreetMap
- Meanwhile, James Fee was one of many that reacted to Wired's article named Open Source Maps Gain Ground as Google Paywall Looms
- Related and worth reading, Nestoria explains why it dumped Google Maps in favor of OpenStreetMap, served by MapQuest
- James also linked to an article about OpenStreetMap data and what makes spatial data 'authoritative'
- Mapperz mentions the nice OpenStreetMap Terrain layer for the U.S.
- The OSM summary links to the video of OpenStreetMap edits for 2011, but don't expect to see details in this video
- The State of the Map 2012 conference will take place in Tokyo, September 6-8th
- Sadly, I still haven't found an appropriate iOS app to contribute to OpenStreetMap, anyone has?