Mobility

Maps: 15 apps that take you beyond Google and Apple

Open Street Map

Open Street Map is an open source map of the world, created and amended by people all over the planet. It emphasizes local knowledge, so if you're in a city and know of a new route or location, you can feel free to add it. There are many types of contributors, from mapping enthusiasts, to professionals, to humanitarians that help add things during disasters. The map shown here was listed as a great example of a community-made map of Pompeii, Italy.

Image: Open Street Map

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Lyndsey Gilpin is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers sustainability, tech leadership, 3D printing, and social entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks.

9 comments
buchajaa
buchajaa

Anybody else having problems reading this outside IE.  I'm having problems with FIrefox reading it.

simonschilder
simonschilder

Why is it that a mapping app should have access to my contacts and agenda???? (mapmywalk)

I'm sorry but any app that has nothing to do with communicating will noy get access to my contacts. Even if that means i will miss an otherwise  great app.


OT: great article :)

DevotedDad68
DevotedDad68

I hate to say it but we cannot trust anything that comes from NASA or ANY government, scientific, or world body involving global cooling, global warming, climate Change.

They are all lines.

the fact that they have recently been caught retroactively increasing temperature is from the original recording positions is all that you need to know about these fraudsters

gwhiz
gwhiz

Great survey LG. Are there any companies that let you map the inside of large buildings?

dgreene99
dgreene99

Waze is very good to use...  the more that do, the better it will be...

Bullydawg
Bullydawg

Says the guy who flunked all his high school math & science classes...

howard.blake
howard.blake

Says a guy that studies, reads and analyzes information. Warming stopped 12 years ago. We are and have been in a period of just weather, mostly influenced by solar activity - not man caused.