[talk-ph] OSM community has launched switch2osm.org

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 16:05:19 GMT 2012

One missing feature with leaflet and openlayers is the seamless
integration of geocoding provided by Google's API.
I'm sure this is possible with both opensource webmapping api maybe
via nominatim.  However, when we did a rough evaluation.  We decided
to use googlemaps api because of the simplicity of adding a geocoding
search button.

We plan to use leaflet and the mapbox toolset more in the future.

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Check out this new OSM community/marketing site:
> http://switch2osm.org/
> This website was launched in response to a lot of people wanting or
> considering to use OpenStreetMap ever since Google decided to charge
> for its Google Maps API for the biggest users. Some companies that
> have switched include:
> Nestoria: http://blog.nestoria.co.uk/why-and-how-weve-switched-away-from-google-ma
> Fubra: http://www.fubra.com/blog/2011/11/24/google-maps-free-alternatives/
> Streeteasy: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118383351194421484817/posts/foj5A1fURGt
> Google's selling point in the Philippines is still it's wealth of
> freely accessible satellite imagery, but in terms of map data, OSM has
> it beat in places like Boracay <http://boracay.com.ph/map/>, San
> Pablo, and Marikina. :-)
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