OpenStreetMap is a rich source of geographical data. Volunteer mappers work very hard to ensure that information is detailed and correct. In the early days there were questions about the completeness of the map but now you only have to browse the map to be astounded by the level of detail. Remember that what you see on the openstreetmap.org is only one view (or ‘render’) of the data. Alternatives such as the OpenCycleMap show otherwise hidden details.
If you want to do this professionally then we can put you in touch with a local expert from our Talent Directory.
Ways you could use OSM include:
- View the map
- Use OpenStreetMap on a web site
- Use data in an application licence (and fee) free
- Connect local authority or government data to mapped objects