OpenStreetMap

Open Mapquest and Places to Give

Posted by Peter Dobratz on 2 February 2011 in English (English)

I stumbled upon http://open.mapquest.com/ the other day and it's very cool to see yet another use for OpenStreetMap data. They even pull Points of Interest out of the OSM data and display them on the map.

One of the categories of things to display on the map is "Places to Give." There don't appear to be any "Places to Give" listed in the United States currently. I'm assuming these are for offices of non-profit organizations that serve the community. Anyone have any idea which OSM tags might trigger entries in the "Places to Give" category?

Comment from Vclaw on 2 February 2011 at 22:12

I think shop=charity is included in places to give.
At least it was when I looked a few days ago. Though checking now for my town, it just says "Sorry, we could not find "Places to Give"", I don't know if they have changed something about this?

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 2 February 2011 at 23:14

I was under the impression that they had their own database for that, but I could be wrong.

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Comment from wieland on 3 February 2011 at 07:30

Maybe you can have your own places and make them public?

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