[OSM-talk] [Media] Atlanta Mapathon

Mike N. niceman at att.net
Sun Oct 18 02:06:32 BST 2009


Atlanta to be first crowd-mapped U.S. city

"Jack Kittle of Decatur is helping create a new map of Atlanta, and suddenly
the world looks like a more fun place.

Notice the Brick Store Pub and the Raging Burrito on OpenStreetMap's map of

Yep, Kittle says: My handiwork.

Scan downtown Atlanta, and map users will see locations mapped by Shari
Johnson and Angela Lands: buildings of Georgia State University, locations
of police call boxes, bike racks and a Dunkin' Donuts.

The three are part of the crowd of people who will help the nonprofit
OpenStreetMaps create the first comprehensive, open-source electronic map of
a U.S. city. Large swaths of Europe and other countries have already been
mapped by the organization's participants.

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