OpenStreetMap on Nokia N800

Nokia N800 with OpenStreetMapHenri Bergius has the info on how to run OpenStreetMap on for mapping on your Nokia N800. In fact, it's incredibly simple. Using MaemoMapper, just add http://tile.openstreetmap.org/%0d/%d/%d.png. to your Map repositories.

This is nice in a couple of ways. First, MaemoMapper, and the underlying Maemo, are open-source applications. So it's nice to use open geodata. Second, using and caching Googlemap/Yahoo/et al. tiles is probably a violation of their Terms of Service, especially when you use them for realtime navigation. By using OpenStreetMap as the default mapping tile provider, MaemoMapper now provides a base functionality that is free for stringy ToS that could get it into trouble and question its existence.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.