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OpenStreetMap
OpenStreet Map
Map
(OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world, and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices.[6] OSM is considered a prominent example of volunteered geographic information. Created by Steve Coast
Steve Coast
in the UK in 2004, it was inspired by the success of[7] and the predominance of proprietary map data in the UK and elsewhere.[8] Since then, it has grown to over 2 million registered users,[9] who can collect data using manual survey, GPS devices, aerial photography, and other free sources. This crowdsourced data is then made available under the Open Database Licence
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Bicycle
A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist. Bicycles were introduced in the late 19th century in Europe, and by the early 21st century, more than 1 billion have been produced worldwide.[1][2][3] These numbers far exceed the number of cars, both in total and ranked by the number of individual models produced.[4][5][6] They are the principal means of transportation in many regions
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University Of Oxford
Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 1°15′12″W / 51.7611°N 1.2534°W / 51.7611; -1.2534University of OxfordCoat of armsLatin: Universitas OxoniensisMotto Dominus Illuminatio Mea (Latin)Motto in English"The Lord is my Light"Established c. 1096; 922 years ago (1096)[1]Endowment £5.069 billion (inc
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Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
(OS) is a national mapping agency in the United Kingdom which covers the island of Great Britain.[1] It is one of the world's largest producers of maps. Since 1 April 2015 it has operated as Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
Ltd, a government-owned company, 100% in public ownership. The Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
Board remains accountable to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. It is also a member of the Public Data Group. The agency's name indicates its original military purpose (see ordnance and surveying), which was to map Scotland
Scotland
in the wake of the Jacobite rising of 1745
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Geospatial
Geographic data and information are defined in the ISO/TC 211 series of standards as data and information having an implicit or explicit association with a location relative to the Earth.[1] It is also called geospatial data and information,[citation needed] georeferenced data and information,[citation needed] as well as geodata and geoinformation.[citation needed] Approximately 90% of government sourced data has a location component.[2]Contents1 See also 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External linksSee also[edit] Main category: GeospatialGeographic database Geographic information science Geographic information systems GeomaticsReferences[edit]^ ISO/TC 211 Multi-Lingual Glossary of Terms ^ Romero, Melissa. Curbed https://philly.curbed.com/2017/11/7/16617296/philadelphia-properties-land-vacant-lot-atlas-map-tool. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  Missing or empty title= (help)Further reading[edit]Roger A
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Automotive Navigation Data
AND Automotive Navigation
Navigation
Data (AND) is one of the few companies in the world supplying digital map data for GPS-based applications. After the take over of Navteq
Navteq
by Nokia
Nokia
and Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas
by TomTom, AND is the last independent supplier of digital maps. The company originally focused on regions that Navteq
Navteq
and Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas
did not cover, however it now covers Western European countries such as Germany
Germany
and the Netherlands
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Trunk Road
A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road, usually connecting two or more cities, ports, airports and other places, which is the recommended route for long-distance and freight traffic. Many trunk roads have segregated lanes in a dual carriageway, or are of motorway standard.[1]Contents1 United Kingdom1.1 De-trunking: United Kingdom2 Ireland2.1 De-trunking: Ireland3 United States 4 China 5 India 6 France 7 Poland 8 Sweden8.1 List of Swedish trunk roads9 See also 10 ReferencesUnited Kingdom[edit] See also: Trunk roads in Wales In the United Kingdom, trunk roads were first defined for Great Britain in the Trunk Roads Act 1936. Thirty major roads were classed as trunk roads and the minister of transport took direct control of them and the bridges across them
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Google
Google
Google
LLC[5] is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google
Google
was founded in 1998 by Larry Page
Larry Page
and Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin
while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google
Google
as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An Initial public offering
Initial public offering
(IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google
Google
moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex
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United States Census Bureau
The United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title 13 U.S.C. § 11) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce
and its director is appointed by the President of the United States. The Census
Census
Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U.S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U.S
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Bing (search Engine)
Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. The service has its origins in Microsoft's previous search engines: MSN Search, Windows Live
Windows Live
Search and later Live Search. Bing provides a variety of search services, including web, video, image and map search products
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Geocaching
May 3, 2000 [1] Beavercreek, OregonClubs YesCharacteristicsTeam members OptionalType Outdoor Recreation ActivityEquipment GPS receiver or GPS-enabled mobile device, writing implementPresenceCountry or region Worldwide Geocaching
Geocaching
/ˈdʒiːoʊˌkæʃɪŋ/ is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System
Global Positioning System
(GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and sometimes a pen or pencil. The geocacher signs the log with their established code name and dates it, in order to prove that they found the cache. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it
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TomTom
TomTom NV is a Dutch company that produces traffic, navigation and mapping products. It also makes action cameras, GPS
GPS
sport watches, fleet management systems, and location-based products. As of 2015[update] TomTom's business has four business units: Consumer, Automotive, Licensing
Licensing
and Telematics, through which it sells and licences its technology and products. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom was originally named Palmtop Software, founded by Peter-Frans Pauwels, Pieter Geelen, Harold Goddijn
Harold Goddijn
and Corinne Vigreux.[2] The company currently has 4,600 employees worldwide and sells products in over 50 countries. It has 56 offices in 37 countries.[3] In 2004 TomTom launched the first personal navigation device (PND), creating a new consumer electronics category
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HTML5
HTML5[a] is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML
HTML
standard. It was published in October 2014 by the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C)[2][4] to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia, while keeping it both easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices such as web browsers, parsers, etc
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D3.js
D3.js
D3.js
(or just D3 for Data-Driven Documents) is a JavaScript
JavaScript
library for producing dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers. It makes use of the widely implemented SVG, HTML5, and CSS standards. It is the successor to the earlier Protovis framework.[2] In contrast to many other libraries, D3.js
D3.js
allows great control over the final visual result.[3] Its development was noted in 2011,[4] as version 2.0.0 was released in August 2011.[5] D3.js
D3.js
is used on hundreds of thousands of websites.[6] Some popular uses include creating interactive graphics for online news websites, information dashboards for viewing data, and producing maps from GIS map making data
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Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering “informed and engaged communities” which the foundation believes are “essential for a healthy democracy.” The foundation "supports ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts."[2] The John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation began as the Knight Memorial Education Fund in 1940. For its first decade, most contributions came from the Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
and Miami
Miami
Herald. It was incorporated as Knight Foundation in 1950 in Ohio, and reincorporated as the John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation in Florida
Florida
in 1993
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Android (operating System)
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel
Linux kernel
and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, Google
Google
has further developed Android TV
Android TV
for televisions, Android Auto
Android Auto
for cars, and Wear OS
Wear OS
for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on game consoles, digital cameras, PCs and other electronics. Initially developed by Android Inc., which Google
Google
bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007, with the first commercial Android device launched in September 2008. The operating system has since gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 8.1 "Oreo", released in December 2017
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