December 28, 2007

Open Street Map

I have been having a play with Open Street Map. It is an attempt to make a freely available street map of .... well the entire world. It's kind of addictive. It feels like you're exploring the frontier! Well, mapping it at least.

While in Tamworth I collected some GPS data for streets in Tamworth. You can see the results here. It was interesting to compare my mapping to Google Maps, NSW Lands Department maps and the tourist information map of Tamworth. All were different. At least I know the bit I did is correct because I went there.