Monday, May 18, 2009

OpenStreetMap, CarbonTools and Gaia? Yes we can

We got some great initial results with OpenStreetMap, CarbonTools PRO and Gaia 3.4 – and we’ll be adding this to upcoming releases.

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The maps are created mostly from GPS traces - plus some data from aerial photography and other free sources. The philosophy of OpenStreetMap was inspired by sites such as Wikipedia.

For the Gaia platform we're connecting to the REST interface on the tile service using the DataRasterTile components in CarbonTools - so soon Gaia users can select from Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps and OpenStreetMap. Democratic access indeed.

- Jeff


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