Nieman Journalism highlights OpenStreetMap, one of the six Knight News Challenge: Data winners that were announced at ONA12. With so much energy being put into mapping by technology giants lately, we’re interested to see how this open source mapping project fares now that it’s received $575,000 from the Knight Foundation.
“Like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap is a map that anyone can edit. The data comes from volunteers who use GPS devices or just local knowledge to map their environments. If you want to fix a mistake, just hit the ubiquitous “Edit” button.”
Nieman Lab has ongoing coverage of the Knight News Challenge winners that we highly recommend you check out.