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switch2osm.org

Posted by Richard on 25 January 2012 in English (English)

Lots of you will have seen the interest recently in switching from proprietary mapping providers to OpenStreetMap - blog postings by Nestoria and StreetEasy, Wired's article, and so on. We started a Twitter hashtag, #switch2osm, and it's rather taken off.

So I'm delighted to announce the launch of a new site: http://switch2osm.org/ .

It's a one-stop shop for would-be switchers, showing them how to get started with using and generating OSM tiles; _why_ they might want to; and where to look for more information.

Huge thanks to Harry, Kai, and lots of other people who've helped with this (and especially Matt for the layout). We'll be continuing to refine the site in the forthcoming weeks, but we're happy that it's ready to launch now. So - OSM army, get to it and promote it :)

Comment from JoshD on 25 January 2012 at 14:31

Awesome site, great job!

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Comment from dcp on 25 January 2012 at 18:15

I like the simplicity (i.e. readability) of the site. Please keep it that way!
And I like the idea and iniative.

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