Jan 7, 2009

many hands

make the work light. so they say, anyway. in this case, many hands make lightwork. this is a beautiful video by itoworld* of a year's worth of edits on openstreetmap, a magnificent project to crowdsource maps. each edit lights up and then fades out, so that the world pulses as it is called into existence. maps are the ultimate shared reality.

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld on Vimeo.

* as it turns out, not a navteq company. such are the perils of skimming attribution data.

1 comment:

Peter Miller said...

Thanks for the blog post. I am not sure however where you got the idea we are a 'Navteq' company, we aren't! We do use Navteq data and some images on our website are (c) Navteq but that is as far as the connection goes. It would be helpful if you could adjust the post to reflect this. Anyway, thanks for the analogy, very nice.

Peter Miller
ITO World Ltd