Why Google Maps sucks

Derick Rethans (20.May.2011 at 16:00)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2011 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

This is quick overview of why Google is being evil and trying to take over crowd sourced map making; and in the meanwhile squeezing data out of developing world communities without providing proper access to their map data.
And then there is OpenStreetMap.

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Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:19 by Anonymous

Interesting to see all the maps but had the feeling that he didn't prepare the talk much.

Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:47 by Stefan Koopmanschap (320 comments)

Good overview of Open Street Maps and how it differs from Google Maps. Indeed, it looks like OSM seems more detailed than Google Maps, at least in big cities where lots of people/mappers live

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21.May.2011 at 12:08 by Derick Rethans (71 comments)

@Anonymous: I indeed didn't prepare this much; as it came to mind on the morning to get people to put talks up on the schedule. I'm considering turning this into a real talk, but then it has nothing to do with PHP :-)

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 20:02 by Rowan Merewood (126 comments)

I like Derick's deeply geeky talks and this was on the way to being it. Preparation not an issue since it was the uncon and a lightning talk, more like a guided tour and conversation with the audience. Actually, I can't really think of any criticisms other than I want the detail that a full talk would give.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.May.2011 at 14:07 by Dennis Luitwieler (27 comments)

Interesting project, I had never heard of it. Honestly, I do not think it really belonged in the DPC Uncon.

I actually did like the way of presenting it. It was chaotic but very energetic and fun to listen to which made up for the chaos.

1 thumb for the contents, 4 for the presentation.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 21:06 by Marius Rugan (6 comments)

Excellent idea to drop it in uncon.
@derick, here's another f***up for your collection: 52.37343, 4.89090
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