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The way Google is building out its maps data is way more sophisticated. Good look inside here: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/how-go...

That's a strange article, almost certainly commissioned by Google as a PR opportunity to coincide with iOS6 maps, which I think misses most of the actual interesting stuff that Google brings to mapping (for example he talks about drawing a perfect circle for roundabouts as if this was some amazing feat on a computer? Compared with actually driving the whole world with a bunch of data capture devices strapped to the roof?) But most of the tools they talk about are available to OSM contributers and it's very odd for them to be highlighting Google's data-behind-the-map when that's exactly what you don't get from them, but do get from OSM:



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