times atlas, osm and mapmaker

News in brief style post… I really should do these as a podcast….

The Times Atlas, a wonderful coffee table sized book, has a section about OpenStreetMap. Nice!

Google MapMaker is releasing the data made by people using their Map Maker service, only for non-commercial and private use. Could be very useful for humanitarian work.  Currently for Kenya. Mikel does a great comparison of OSM vs Map Maker.

Google StreetView has launched in the UK for a few areas….highlights include half the photo covered with chestnut leaves, and in Bradford, the car being pulled over by the police. Ed writes a funny post about publicity, spectacle and the press, after the story about a village chasing the G car out of their roads.