Do good and get mapping with Missing Maps

Do good and get mapping with Missing Maps

When disaster hits, be it a natural disaster, epidemic, poverty or other crisis, first responders rely on GIS data to access the areas impacted. Missing Maps is an open-source collaborative effort founded by the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Medicine Sans Frontiers, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team where volunteers help map areas in an effort to ensure that many of the places previously missing from maps can be located and reached.
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Bing Maps Imagery Editor API for aerial images in OpenStreetMap

Last week when we announced our increased engagement with the open mapping community and the hiring of Steve Coast into Bing Maps, we mentioned that Bing Maps would be donating some of its imagery to OpenStreetMap (OSM) for their community to use. This imagery is now available through the Bing Maps Imagery Editor API. From Steve: "Microsoft is pleased to announce the royalty-free use of the Bing Maps Imagery Editor API, allowing the Open...
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Bing engages open maps community

Continuously innovating and improving our map data is a top priority and a massive undertaking at Bing.  That’s why we’re excited to announce a new initiative to work with the OpenStreetMap project, a community of more than 320,000 people who have built high quality maps for every country on earth.  Microsoft is providing access to our Bing Aerial Imagery for use in the OpenStreetMap project, and we have hired industry...
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