OpenStreetMap facts for kids
Type of site
|Available in||Over 50 site translations and unlimited map languages|
|Owner||OpenStreetMap Community. Project support by OpenStreetMap Foundation.|
|Created by||Steve Coast|
|Alexa rank||▲ 8,412 (July 2013[update])|
|Registration||Required for contributors|
|Launched||1 July 2004|
OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people from the entire world.
People make the maps using data from a GPS device and pictures from airplaces. Map vector information can be downloaded under the Open Database License, and the map pictures can be downloaded under Creative Commons Share-Alike license.
OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
Images for kids
OpenStreetMap of Soho, central London, shown in "standard" OpenStreetMap layer
OpenStreetMap Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.