This article was published on February 17, 2015

OpenStreetMap adds directions to its site, hopes you’ll visit to improve its maps


OpenStreetMap adds directions to its site, hopes you’ll visit to improve its maps
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

OpenStreetMap is a hidden gem – a free, open-source alternative to Google Maps – and it’s just got a little more sparkle. It’s added the option to get A-to-B directions straight from its homepage.

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Lots of third-party apps and services have powered their directions using OpenStreetMap data for some time but now the main site supports them too. You can get directions for travel by bicycle, car or on foot.

OpenStreetMap is hoping more people will visit its site to take advantage of the feature and offer up edits and improvements to its maps while they’re there. We hope so too!

➤ Routing on OpenStreetMap.org [OpenStreetMap Blog]

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