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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Why contribute to OpenStreetMap?

You don't have to map anything yourself to make use of OpenStreetMap data, so why should you do any mapping yourself?

It's fun! Mappers tell stories of finding footpaths less than a mile from their house or workplace that they didn't know existed. Surveying has taken mappers to places they'd otherwise never have visited, and made them appreciate their local area in a different way.

The area you need may not have been mapped in OpenStreetMap yet. While urban areas in Western Europe have extensive coverage, more rural areas in those countries or places elsewhere in the world may still not have been mapped. The project mostly relies on volunteers, and less densely populated areas get mapped at a slower rate. Surveying ...

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