February 19th, 2009 | Published in Google Open Source
A few weeks ago Mano Marks, a Geo Developer Advocate here at Google, informed the Open Source Programs Office of OpenStreetMap's server upgrade fundraiser. Recognizing the good work that OpenStreetMap does by providing free geographic data of the world, we were happy to respond. We donated 5,000 GBP to the cause, and along with contributions from around the world, OpenStreetMap exceeded their goal in a single week! Congratulations to OpenStreetMap for building such an active and devoted community.
If you are interested in a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world, we encourage you to check out their site and see what all the excitement is about.