Lots of people sharing this Guardian article on the problems with corporate-owned map data: theguardian.com/cities/2015/ja…
It makes some very good points. What it doesn’t mention is any alternative way of doing things!
Projects like OpenStreetMap and OpenAddresses are both creating and opening vast amounts of geographical information.
Today, for example, OpenAddresses hit 100,000,000 addresses: mapbox.com/blog/openaddre…. Congratulations!