#1 By: Xeni Jardin, December 12th, 2013 10:09
#2 By: Joe Buck, December 12th, 2013 12:22
There is a free alternative: openstreetmap.org. It's better in some places than others, but you all can help make it better.
#3 By: Wrecksdart, December 12th, 2013 16:21
Well done and absolutely correct. There's also OpenCycle maps for the bicyclers among us. There's also an Open Weather map, and an Open Mountain Bike/Hiker maps. More out there, I'm sure, but those were the low hanging fruit. Also, there's the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team where they do this:
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team [H.O.T.] applies the principles of open source
and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development.
And finally, there's the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
which I add because it's related and I really like the word "Geospatial".
#4 By: fireshadow, December 12th, 2013 19:24
I am not a fan of the new Google Maps (the ads are really annoying and cover up part of the map), but zooming out and looking at the entire world is pretty awesome.
#5 By: pjcamp, December 12th, 2013 21:42
More to the point, why is Google making them increasingly difficult to use? Navigation used to take one click, speak, and go. Now it takes three clicks, speak, and three more clicks before you get navigation. Does everyone at Google ride those stupid buses? Does no one have a car?
#6 By: just_ok, December 13th, 2013 07:50
Then you'll like: https://www.nga.mil It's the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
#7 By: Wrecksdart, December 13th, 2013 10:17
Much appreciated, but I was shooting for map systems that are open and shareable, and do not include the following:
NGA provides timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security.
#8 By: Xeni Jardin, December 17th, 2013 10:09
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