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Free maps in Baghdad and closer...

Luistxo Fernandez 2007/02/23 12:34
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a project that is getting more exciting day after day. Not long ago, the permalinks of their maps showed public satellite imagery from Landsat, but now they have their own maps sufficiently developed, to show them directly (using the interface based in OpenLayers). BTW, the way to get permalinks in OpenStreetMap is not that obvious, but there's one easy method: Browse the OSM world, drag the map with the mouse, zoom somewhere, double click on the map to center... and then, above the map, click on View. The permalink will appear on your browser URL bar.

World coverage varies greatly, but London and the UK look great, and then there's this new effort for Baghdad, something promising, in my view.

And besides, there's Eibar, my hometown, and workplace:

That's the first free and open map of some piece of the Basque Country, a bunch of roads and streets in Eibar, traced by my coleague Gari Araolaza.

Is there any OpenStreetMap coverage around your place? Tagzania let's you check that. Below every individual map, there's the option to open the OpenStreetMap link to look.

Luistxo works in CodeSyntax, tweets as @Luistxo and tries to manage the automated newssite Niagarank. This Cemetery is part of a distributed multilingual blog (?!). These are the Basque and Spanish versions:

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