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The story about why and how companies are making the switch from google maps to openstreetmap By Tim Waters at LSxCafe, leeds, UK. 6 march 2012

The story about why and how companies are making the switch from google maps to openstreetmap By Tim Waters at LSxCafe, leeds, UK. 6 march 2012

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  • Switch2OSM The story about why sites are moving away from Google Maps.Tim Waters tim@geothings.net@tim_waters
  • Switch2OSM
  • Nestoria.co.uk
  • StreetEasy
  • Toursprung / Bikemap
  • Fubra / World-airport-codes.com
  • Foursquare.comnot mobile... yet
  • Why?Push, Pull, other reasons?
  • 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
  • How?
  • How?DataTilesDisplay
  • Do It Yourself. Forexample:Tiles from MapquestShowing Tiles in OpenLayers / LeafletORGet Data.Get MapnikCreate stylesheetMake tiles
  • Toolkits - TileDrawerEC2 AMI
  • Tookits - MapBox
  • Tookits - MapBox
  • Toolkits - TileMill
  • TileMill Features
  • OthersMapQuest - Tile hostCloudMade - Map style editorGeoFabrikDev SeedStamenme
  • Switch2OSM.org Why Switch Case Studies Basics Using Tiles Serving Tiles Providers Geocoding RoutingTim Waters tim@geothings.net@tim_waters