Wheelmap.org is an online, worldwide map for finding and marking wheelchair accessible places, developed by the German nonprofit organization Sozialhelden eVAnyone can find and add to a simple traffic light system. The map, which is based on OpenStreetMap , was created in 2010 by a team around social entrepreneur Raul Krauthausen to help people who use wheelchairs or wheeled walkers to plan their days more easily. Parents …

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Vector tiles

Vector tiles , tiled vectors or vectiles [1] are packets of geographic data, packaged into pre-defined roughly-shaped shaped “tiles” for transfer over the web. This is an emerging method for delivering styled web maps , combining certain benefits of pre-rendered raster map tiles with vector map data. As with the widely used raster tiles web maps , map data is requested by a client as a set of “tiles”. Unlike …

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Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit software company That Develops free and open source software ( LGPL ) for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. Ushahidi ( Swahili for “testimony”, closely related to shahidi which means “witness”) created a website [2] in the aftermath of Kenya’s disputed 2007 presidential electionthat received eyewitness reports of violence reported by email and text Google Maps map. [3]

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OsmAnd [ pronunciation? ] (OpenStreetMap Automated Navigation Directions) Android and iOS . [3] It uses the OpenStreetMap (OSM) map database for its primary displays, but is an independent app and not endorsed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation . It is available in Both free and a paid version, the lathing unlocks the download limit for offline maps, and Provides Access to Wikipedia POIs and Their description from dans le app. The software is licensed …

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Open Source Routing Machine

The Open Source Routing Machine or OSRM is a C ++ implementation of a high-performance routing engine for shortest paths in road networks . Licensed under the permissive 2-clause BSD license, OSRM is a free network service. OSRM supports Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and Mac OS X platform.

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Missing Maps

Missing Maps is a humanitarian project that pre-emptively maps out the world’s disaster-prone populations. [1] It was founded in November 2014 by the American Red Cross , British Red Cross , Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team , and Doctors Without Borders / Doctors Without Borders and have so far in South Sudan , the Democratic Republic Of the Congo , and the Central African Republic . [2]

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Marble (software)

Marble is a virtual globe which allows the user to choose between the Earth, the Moon, Venus, Mars and other planets to display as a 3-D model. It is free softwareunder the terms of the GNU LGPL , developed by KDE for use on personal computers and smart phones . [1] It is written in C ++ and uses Qt . Marble is intended to be very flexible; Beyond its cross-platform design, the …

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Mapnik is an open source mapping toolkit for desktop-and server-based rendering , written in C ++ . Artem Pavlenko, the original developer of Mapnik, set out with the explicit goal of Creating beautiful maps [2] by Employing the sub-pixel anti-aliasing of the Anti-Grain Geometry (AGG) library. Mapnik now also has a Cairo rendering backend. XML parsing, Mapnik utilizes the Boost C ++ libraries for handling common software tasks such as memory management, file system access, regular expressions, and …

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An edit-a-thon (sometimes written editathon ) is an organized event where editors of online communities such as Wikipedia , OpenStreetMap , and LocalWiki edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors. They often involve meetups, but can be distributed as well. The word is a portmanteauof “edit” and ” marathon “.

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CycleStreets is not-for-profit United Kingdom organisation that provides a free-to-use national cycle journey planner for the United Kingdom. The planner uses OpenStreetMap data for routing, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission for height data and official post code data. It was launched in March 2009 and by January 2010 had planned 100,000 journeys. As of August 2015 the site has planned over 45 million itineraries. …

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OpenStreetMap ( OSM ) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on the use of satellite navigation devices. [6] OSM is considered a prominent example of volunteered geographic information .

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Family History Research Wiki

The Family History Research Wiki (Also Known As the FamilySearch Research Wiki or the FamilySearch Wiki ) Provides handbook reference information, and educational items to help genealogists find and interpret records of Their ancestors . [1] [2] It is a free-access, free-content , Internet encyclopedia on a wiki , hosted as part of the FamilySearch website. It is sponsored by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization, and a genealogical arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . [3] Anyone with access …

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