Last week’s news of riots across England sparked many news outlets to do the logical thing: map them. And many did, using eyewitness accounts, authoritative sources and social media. This week we look at the challenge of using social media as geodata and what journalists, geospatial professionals and the public can learn from these efforts.
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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.