March 3, 2015, 2pm PST
OpenStreetMap has released an animated map to illustrate the impressive growth of the project over the first ten years of its existence.
August 16, 2014, 7am PDT
Exactly how does a student take on an open data political stance and transform it into "the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the internet"?
March 5, 2014, 7am PST
A recent long-read describes the current state of the competition for primacy in the world of online mapping tools. The champ—Google Maps. The challenger—OpenStreetMap.
May 16, 2013, 12pm PDT
In recent months, new players like Apple and MapBox have taken aim at the increasingly important arena of digital mapping. With the boldest redesign of Google Maps in 8 years launched this week, "the leader in online mapping" isn't standing pat.
March 10, 2010, 12pm PST
The latest addition to Google Maps is a bicycle service, helping cyclists plan routes, find bike trails, and avoid hills.
October 6, 2008, 10am PDT
The explosion of amateur mapmaking opened up by online services like Google Earth has expanded the reach of maps for a variety of uses. Professional mapmakers, on the other hand, foresee problems of quality and accuracy.