Yahoo! Maps in OpenStreetMap

We will soon be launching OpenStreetMap with Yahoo Maps. That means tracing over their aerial imagery, for extremely quick production of free and open maps. Steve has the details.

This is extremely cool.

And it follows on from CadCorp integration and Multimap sponsorship.

Most importantly the map gets better and better. Partnerships like these help accelerate OpenStreetMap, and signal even more big things to come.


  1. geobloggers » Blog Archive » Open Street Map gets Yahoo Map Tiles said,

    December 5, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    […] Disclaimer: I work for Yahoo! … and I enjoy it. Something totally, like, awesome* has finally happened. Both Mikel and Steve over on the opengeodata blog (<~~ that’s the one to click) have released the news that Yahoo! have agreed to let OSM us their satellite map tiles. As Steve points out … “Of course, we still need to get all those street names and features. GPS traces are by no means dead – think of the new housing estates and areas without imagery. But instead of cycling down every road you should be able to just pass lots of them at either end to get the names. Or just from memory.” […]

  2. Ian Forrester said,

    December 19, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

    Good on Yahoo!

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