Tag Archive: Google Maps

Non-Profit UK Based Open Source Mapping Powered by Volunteers Taking on GoogleMaps

Steve Coast is the founder and chair of OpenStreetMap, a UK-based non-profit that specializes in “free and open” map data.  Coast’s plan was to pioneer the first free licensing maps, however GoogleMaps had beat them to it.  Despite this, their maps are exceptionally accurate because of their backing by Microsoft and MapQuest, and even Google at an …

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A Virtual Microscope on Google Maps


Developed by the NYU School of Medicine Division of Educational Informatics, the Virtual Microscope application allows professors, students and users to display, annotate and navigate scanned slides in a Google Maps API. This is a revolutionary learning tool for medical students–instead of mapping geography, we can also now map and annotate microscope slides of living …

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