Notes on Mapinfo Native table format. This unofficial description of the MapInfo TAB, DAT, MAP, and index files provides programmers with almost all you need to know to read and write MapInfo TAB files directly.
A gathering of the European OpenStreetMap communit, State of the Map Europe, took place in Karlsruhe, Germany in June. Hundreds of attendees met to discuss various aspect of the project. Ed Freyfogle details how OpenStreetMap (OSM) has come a long way.