PushGoogle Pricing ModelAnonymous Site: $10 per 1000 page views. But no one pays that, of course. If you dont get a contract, then above the first free 25,000 views,you pay $4 per 1000. And we got them to quote us to about $2, maybe $1.80. In our case, that meant paying $200,000-$400,000 a year formaps.Geocaching: 2,000,000 google map hits a day. Around $1 Million a yearTaking traffic away from GoogleFoursquare - competition?Styling limitedNot much value add
PullPrettier maps.More freedom with source data.Up to date maps.More detailed maps - (footpaths, cyclepaths)CheaperOpen source & data supporterPlace database - foursquare?
Other reasons?Value of the basemapTo become OSM trusted company - have a sayTo leverage users to improve OSM andimprove product. place db?
Google is good!ConferencesOpenStreetMap ServersGoogle Summer of Code
Google MapmakerNot global(No UK)No dataNot properlyfree
OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth