Why OSM has become the „preferred mapping platform”

Recently Directions Magazine caught up with Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap and Head of OSM at Telenav, to discuss why OSM “became the preferred mapping platform and primary data source for a growing list of companies around the world” (for the entire article, please click here). Founded in London in 2004 by Steve Coast, OSM […]

Location Based Shout Out: The LBSs We Can’t Stop Thinking About

You get it: location and maps based services are our thing. And while we like to give ourselves a nice big pat on the back from time to time, our infatuation with such services goes beyond just providing them—we also utilize them. So instead of talking about ourselves (which we’re kind of going to do […]

Location-Based Services & Being Map Dependent

A year ago, Gartner predicted that location-based services like foursquare, Yelp, and the like, will reach 1.4 billion users by 2014. While the projection may seem mind-boggling to some – it’s a huge number, of course – Gartner’s data is totally in-line with reality. Don’t believe me? Look at your phone right now. How many […]