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How Nestoria switched to OpenStreetMap maps

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A brief overview of some of the technical options evaluated in our switch to OpenStreetMap maps. Presented on 16th of February, 2012 at London Geomob event: http://geomobldn.org

A brief overview of some of the technical options evaluated in our switch to OpenStreetMap maps. Presented on 16th of February, 2012 at London Geomob event: http://geomobldn.org

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  • 1. How Nestoria switched to OSM Ed Freyfogle #geomob - 16 Feb 2012
  • 2. Who am I?• Co-founder of Nestoria• Property search engine – find a place to buy or rent – 2-3M users / month – 8 countries – founded 2006 – 13 employees
  • 3. We are the 0.35%
  • 4. We’ve always loved OSM
  • 5. How to switch?• All OSM or mix of providers?• Render and serve our own tiles?• How to display?• Mobile?
  • 6. Build our own?
  • 7. One massive negative A complex machine to operate well Not just tech - design and ops
  • 8. Let someone else do the tile making/serving for us Global CDN, actively developing Customize tiles Only for minimal hobby use
  • 9. Possible tech stacksDATA TILES MIDDLEWARE DISPLAY
  • 10. And the winner is…DATA TILES MIDDLEWARE DISPLAY global CDN, flexibility, active development
  • 11. TMTOWTDIhttp://blog.untogether.co.uk/post/17554554409/i-had-no-idea-how-to-make-custom-maps-so-i-learnt-by
  • 12. switch2osm.org
  • 13. User reaction?expectation of Google maps?No significant feedback, positive or negative
  • 14. The future?DATA TILES DISPLAY Make your own easier and easier Others?
  • 15. Thanks! OSM community FOSS geo devs MapQuest Cloudmade
  • 16. Learn morehttp://www.nestoria.com@nestoria@freyfogleWe’re hiring: http://www.lokku.com/jobs/