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    blechCollected by blech

    Lots of people sharing this Guardian article on the problems with corporate-owned map data: theguardian.com/cities/2015/ja…

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    Charlie Loyd

    It makes some very good points. What it doesn’t mention is any alternative way of doing things!

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    Charlie Loyd

    Projects like OpenStreetMap and OpenAddresses are both creating and opening vast amounts of geographical information.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Today, for example, OpenAddresses hit 100,000,000 addresses: mapbox.com/blog/openaddre…. Congratulations!

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    Charlie Loyd

    So yes, the idea of for-profit ownership of basic map data is troubling. Let’s talk about the better ways and how they’re working.

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