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OpenStreetMap launches funding drive

According to the OpenStreetMap Foundation blog, the organisation is growing fast, having just welcomed its 500,000th signed up user, and logged the 10,000,000th update to its map of the UK. The Foundation is a UK-registered not-for-profit organisation that supports the OpenStreetMap Project and some years ago, Bristol Wireless volunteers spent a pleasant day or so donating our time to the project when it came to Bristol.

Over the coming weeks the Foundation is holding a funding drive to invest in its server infrastructure to improve reliability and performance. The fundraising target is £15,000.

You can make a donation at http://donate.openstreetmap.org/server2011.

Details of the hardware OSM is hoping to buy can be found here.

2 Responses to OpenStreetMap launches funding drive

  1. Harry Wood December 6, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Yeah the map of Bristol looks really great these days, although it looks like there’s a few people undertaking the big task of mapping all the buildings there now. Always more mapping work to do!

    By the way, on your “contact us” page you link to google maps. Why? Surely this URL is better: http://osm.org/go/eukMa~HCT–?m :-)

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      Steve Woods December 6, 2011 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Harry

      Many thanks for your comment and suggestion. I’ve now changed the map URL to the Open Street Map link you kindly provided. :)