OpenStreetMap
Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World

By (author) Frederick RammBy (author) Steve ChiltonBy (author) Jochen Topf


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Frederik Ramm and Jochen Topf have been working in the IT business for over ten years. Since 2006 they are active contributors to the OpenStreetMap project and they also work professionally in the field of neogeography. Together they started Geofabrik GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany, which offers services related to OpenStreetMap and free geodata.

Steve Chilton is a trained cartographer, having originally studied at Oxford Brooks. He is the current Chair of the Society of Cartographers. He is the Educational Development Manager at Middlesex University, where he also acts as research cartographer.


Key Selling Points

OSM is considered competition to Google maps and the like