Within hours of the Columbia shuttle crash, a group of Stephen F. Austin students created the first maps of the shuttle's path. They were the first responders using GPS tracking. They helped discover thousands of pieces of debris throughout the investigation. [That was 10 years ago.]
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.