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OpenStreetMap review by samantha j.
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"A good and efficient location finder software"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent an efficient software that j=helps you in finding the location with the help of GPS and take you to that place. Plus it is free of cost which is a bonus. Give you better and accurate information that google maps.

What do you dislike?

It is good software with good tools and features so no disliking about it yet

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool with easy and understanding features that helps you get to your destination. I have been using it in a lot of my jobs and it is very much useful and quick. Thus it is fast and user-friendly. Plus it is free of cost which allows you to use it broadly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is an effective software that helps you detect the location and gives you accurate information about every thing. Helps you to navigate better and give multiple routes. I have used it for my personal and professional usage and it has been a life saver for me.

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OpenStreetMap review by Undrea M.
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"A fun, realistic, interactive map--not your typical google streetview"

What do you like best?

I like that it is not the google maps, or map quest, or whatever other maps out there. It has its own entity and serves a great purpose. The other day, I was on google maps and trying to see the update to the Fulton Market District streetscape project, but I was getting images of 2018 pre-work. On OpenStreetMap, you're going to get the current on projects as such. It really saves the day where google map slacks.

What do you dislike?

I still use google maps, because it gives me my directions and time travels within a mobile app quite simply, by all comparisons.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has been perfect when it comes to my writing projects. Whether when I was writing a piece on a neighborhood project, and looking to include pictures, or if I am personally writing a historic fiction piece, and I need to look into an area.

What GIS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
OpenStreetMap review by Matthew W.
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"A great, free alternative to Google Maps."

What do you like best?

Well, for one, it's free! It's also great how these maps provide so much more information than Google Maps, etc. Lots of companies use it, like Facebook, Craigslist, OsmAnd, Geocaching, MapQuest Open, JMP statistical software, and Foursquare .

What do you dislike?

Personally, I think the maps are a bit ugly. Also, relying on users to keep the info up to date has obvious drawbacks. It also doesn't have the name recognition of other sites.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd give it a shot, it's hard to complain about free! What's there to lose?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to have better map and location date. OpenStreetMap provides us with this for free.

OpenStreetMap review by Daniel B.
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"I would use it "

What do you like best?

What I like about OSM is the fact that it allows its users to make maps focused on hikers, cyclists, physically challenged, sailors and technically any interest group. You can map crops, the number of doors or windows on any big building or even the age of a tree.

What do you dislike?

It's very similar to Google Maps. Whatever I can solve with OSM I can also solve with Google maps. None of them is necessarily better than the other.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OSM is available and ready for any styling I need to apply for my project, even if it were a sci-fi visualisation.

OSM is a map that anyone can edit. If a market was missing on the map, it could be added by me or any other customer and that's how we benefit ourselves by correcting it and making it real.

OpenStreetMap review by Alex M.
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"Useful for coordinating, when Google Maps is undesirable"

What do you like best?

OSM is fairly complete, we haven't had issues with important things missing; and by nature, when something critical is, we can add it in. When certain people we're collaborating with don't like associating with Google (they're the "Big bad" tech company), OSM is a nice alternative with less data collection.

What do you dislike?

Just by virtue of being less well known, there's somewhat less code snippets ready online for working with the data. Getting support takes slightly more digging online.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a representative sample of locations you would need to reference to make sure that they're present, before diving in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordinating routes for team members that need to visit certain locations together, layering other application-specific data on top of the map.

OpenStreetMap review by User
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"Free wiki world map everyone can join to digitize the world"

What do you like best?

It is free. It is based on community input and I think this map is the most accurate as of today. There is no need to go through approval process with your edits. This is important as your work is immediately accepted and visible. Comparing to other similar products your changes might not be approved and that's not very encouraging. It has a web interface to edit the map. Anybody can use the map free of charge.

What do you dislike?

I guess it is a bit hard to start with editing the map. The tools and symbols are not all intuitive and you need to follow a guide before starting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I encourage everyone to join and help this world be a better place.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having an accurate map is important when looking for an address for example. Some other services might not have most recent details, whereas Open Street Map has more accurate details.

OpenStreetMap review by User
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"Basemap for Map of the World"

What do you like best?

I like simplicity and design of it. Being zoomed out is nice because it is not overcrowded with labels and just starts off with the country names, after zooming into a country you get more details such as states/provinces/regions as well as major cities. Zooming in more you receive details about highways and roads and how they are connecting areas to each other.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much to dislike, maybe have more variety in color but that's not a true issue. It might be helpful to have a legend or just some information about some of the lines that appear, such as the red, yellow and black lines. When you zoom in you can tell that the red lines represent major highways but the other two are kind of a guessing game and also there are blue lines outlining each country as well and it would be nice to know what they are.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use OpenStreetMap as one of our basemaps in Map Of the World where we host it and it is beneficial to our users to be able to access and view this for their mapping needs.

OpenStreetMap review by Celena M.
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"More Traditional Map"

What do you like best?

OpenStreetMap is just like Google Maps or Mapquest except that it looks more like an actual, traditional map.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. It's a great service I'm glad to have discovered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting from here to there and sharing maps.

OpenStreetMap review by Tatiana K.
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"Great alternative to Googlemaps!"

What do you like best?

Volunteers from around the world update the map! Updates are visible right away to users. It is owned by the community rather than Google. It's free to users.

What do you dislike?

Not as good for navigation map or real time traffic information. Spotty data quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have not found benefits as it pertains to business problems-- besides helping navigate.

OpenStreetMap review by Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting
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"OpenStreet Map review "

What do you like best?

I like the open architecture and the way the grids are organized in a solid, professional manner, easily accessible to consumers.

What do you dislike?

I am not sure of the accuracy of the information described in OpenStreetMap. I searched for 536 Broadway, New York, New York and it showed the Bronx whereas it should have been Manhattan.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Has potential but addresses and locations need to be consistently right.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a good tool when it works to show locations and information about what's nearby to potential businesses and people so its a terrific add.

OpenStreetMap review by User in Higher Education
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" Complete and truly free to use spatial data"

What do you like best?

1. No strings attached data -You can certainly make edits to Google Maps, but that doesn’t mean Google will provide the data back to you unlike OpenStreetMap

2. Reliable and richer data from everything to bike maps to dog-friendly business

What do you dislike?

Data quality is patchy. Because Open Street map is community driven and is literally located all around the world, data quality and appropriateness are random.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

used it for a data viz projects - used the OSM’s building outline layer for the Bay area - was fast and easy

OpenStreetMap review by User
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"Wonderful alternative to Google Maps some delightful features"

What do you like best?

Many landmarks, such as parks, trails, and other routes are well-marked with labels and boundaries that others like Google Maps don't have.

What do you dislike?

There are some ties to the larger Google ecosystem (traffic, best routes, directions) that simply don't apply the same to OpenStreetMaps

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great platform for a custom nationwide or worldwide product-finder using coordinates; customizable look and feel is a plus

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to collaborate with others is a great benefit, with an open system that isn't the norm with most businesses

OpenStreetMap review by User in Financial Services
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"OpenStreetMap - review"

What do you like best?

Openstreetmap is very useful to know about the localities easily. It is free to use and everyone are free to edit the data.

What do you dislike?

The data accuracy is less because we are sure whether the data is correct or not.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I uses OpenStreetMap for understanding the local sources when I have difficulties with the communication language.

OpenStreetMap review by User in Apparel & Fashion
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"Best App! "

What do you like best?

The app is very easy to use and have been useful to my colleagues and me when are searching for a place.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to figure out location and distance between point A to point B

OpenStreetMap review by User
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"Pas mal"

What do you like best?

Une nouvelle carte moins chère que Google

What do you dislike?

Manque énormément d'interactivité et POI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

J'ai utilisé OpenStreetMap pour développer des cartes interactives et changer de l'option Google Map

OpenStreetMap review by User
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"Maps"

What do you like best?

It being an open source and free mapping application

What do you dislike?

Google maps has greater functionality for my purposes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None vs the competition

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