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openstreetmap

just found this .....
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/06/crowd-sourced-world-map.ars
http://www.openstreetmap.org/
seems like a good idea.....if you find something that is wrong with the map, you can edit it..... just the same as in Wikipedia....
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pierre_pierre
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MrC
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Quote from: shutter
seems like a good idea.....if you find something that is wrong with the map, you can edit it..... just the same as in Wikipedia....

And suffers from the same problem - ie you can't trust it Sad
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You can`t trust google maps either.... I wanted to go to the New forest water gardens,.... the route google gave did not exist.... in fact if it had, I would have travelled a mile past the entrance and up two dirt track roads, leading to a field behind the actual place. with no hope of entry... 
At least I could "modify" the openstreet map to correct the error....
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That's close, shutter.
I used Googlemaps recently to get a route to the Falkirk Travelodge. It was about 9 miles out, and I wasted an hour and a half trying to find it.
Apparently you can report such problems, but the 'help' pages totally confused me and I gave up.
Not young enough to know everything
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Fortunately, I recognised the entrance, (as we had visited the place a few years before)......  Roll eyes  I checked the google map for the general route, as we could not recognise the name of the place, nor the address from the website.!... (it has been "re-vamped" since first visit), and it could well have had a "rear entrance", that had been "modernised" to present and easier customer entrance!....
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I was interested in Accommodation in  Banburgh, Northumberland, only a small place, look at in Google Map, pick say a pub/hotel in high street, then go to Streetview and see where it actually is
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Quote from: pierre_pierre
then compare it with this http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/viewer/

Interesting link Pierre, thanks, OS Data (one on from your link) is available in downloadable DVD form
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html