OpenStreetMap

Mapping Niger- accumulation of geodata

Posted by zenfunk on 14 August 2009 in English (English).

The OSM - file for Niger grew over the past couple of days from 353 KB to a whooping 557.6KB. Thanks to all the contributors.

http://downloads.cloudmade.com/africa/niger#breadcrumbs

While it doesn't seem not much in the days of dvd and blueray, try to imagine the footprint of a single POI in the OSM database- about 200 Bytes. That's well over a thousand new POIs, waypoints etc. - bziped!!!!

Awesomeness....

Happy mapping,
Christian

Location: Liberté, Deyzeibon, Niamey, Liberté, 11363, Niger

Comment from dbusse on 14 August 2009 at 20:23

Lets go for the first MB!

Greetings & Great Work!

Comment from datalogg on 15 August 2009 at 12:10

Hey you two, thanks for your work! DBusse, respect to you for drawing in all those buildings, that´s some real dedication. (More than I could muster.) Btw, have you looked at the Google satellite imagery for Niamey? The town has really grown since the Yahoo image was taken, it's almost twice as large! Let's hope Yahoo releases more more recent images soon, and increase their high-res coverage a bit.


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