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Openstreetmap
OPENSTREETMAP (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. 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 and the predominance of proprietary map data in the UK and elsewhere. Since then, it has grown to over 2 million registered users, 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 . The site is supported by the OpenStreetMap Foundation , a non-profit organisation registered in England and Wales
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Google
GOOGLE LLC 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 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 (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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Multimap.com
MULTIMAP.COM was a United Kingdom
United Kingdom
based provider of mapping and location-based services . It was acquired by Microsoft
Microsoft
in 2007 and merged into Bing Maps
Bing Maps
in 2010. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORY Multimap.com
Multimap.com
was founded circa 1997. It offered street maps and door-to-door travel directions on a public web site. Other offerings included aerial photographs , local information, and business services. Services were also offered through its partners, including accommodation, restaurant and train-ticket booking. It also sold historic and aerial photograph prints. In 2004 the public web site regularly delivered more than 160 million page views per month and received more than 7.3 million unique users per quarter
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United States Census Bureau
The UNITED STATES 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
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
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. House of Representatives to the states based on their population. The Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states , local communities, and businesses make informed decisions
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Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding And Referencing
TOPOLOGICALLY INTEGRATED GEOGRAPHIC ENCODING AND REFERENCING, or TIGER, or TIGER/LINE is a format used by the United States
United States
Census Bureau to describe land attributes such as roads, buildings, rivers, and lakes, as well as areas such as census tracts. TIGER was developed to support and improve the Bureau's process of taking the Decennial Census . The TIGER files do not contain the census demographic data, but merely the geospatial/map data. GIS
GIS
can be used to merge census demographics or other data sources with the TIGER files to create maps and conduct analysis. TIGER data is available without cost because U.S. Government publications are required to be released into the public domain
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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. CONTENTS* 1 United Kingdom * 1.1 De-trunking: United Kingdom * 2 Ireland * 2.1 De-trunking: Ireland * 3 United States * 4 China * 5 India * 6 France * 7 Poland * 8 Sweden * 8.1 List of Swedish trunk roads * 9 See also * 10 References UNITED KINGDOM 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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Automotive Navigation Data
AND AUTOMOTIVE NAVIGATION DATA (AND) is one of the few companies in the world supplying digital map data for GPS
GPS
-based applications. After the take over of Navteq
Navteq
by Nokia
Nokia
and 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 did not cover, however it now covers Western European countries such as Germany
Germany
and the Netherlands
Netherlands
. Next to street level maps of Western Europe AND also offers a routable world base map and a geocoder map for the USA
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Foursquare
Jeff Glueck , CEO
CEO
Dennis Crowley , Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman
Naveen Selvadurai
Naveen Selvadurai
, Co-Founder EMPLOYEES Over 200 SLOGAN(S) Foursquare
Foursquare
helps you find places you’ll love, anywhere in the world. WEBSITE foursquare.com ALEXA RANK 1,351 (September 2016 ) REGISTRATION Optional USERS 45 million LAUNCHED March 11, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-03-11) CURRENT STATUS ActiveFOURSQUARE is a local search-and-discovery service mobile app which provides search results for its users. The app provides personalized recommendations of places to go to near a user's current location based on users' "previous browsing history, purchases, or check-in history". The service was created in late 2008 and launched in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai
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Ordnance Survey
ORDNANCE SURVEY (OS) is a national mapping agency in the United Kingdom which covers the island of Great Britain. 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 . There was also a more general and nationwide need in light of the potential threat of invasion during the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars

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Yahoo!
YAHOO! is a web services provider, wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc. and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California . The original Yahoo!
Yahoo!
company was founded by Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995. Yahoo was one of the pioneers of the early Internet era in the 1990s. Marissa Mayer , a former Google
Google
executive, served as CEO and President of Yahoo until June 2017. It was globally known for its Web portal , search engine Yahoo! Search , and related services, including Yahoo! Directory , Yahoo! Mail , Yahoo! News , Yahoo! Finance , Yahoo! Groups , Yahoo! Answers , advertising , online mapping , video sharing , fantasy sports, and its social media website
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University Of Oxford
Coordinates : 51°45′40″N 1°15′12″W / 51.7611°N 1.2534°W / 51.7611; -1.2534 University of Oxford
Oxford
Coat of arms Latin
Latin
: Universitas Oxoniensis MOTTO Dominus Illuminatio Mea ( Latin
Latin
) MOTTO IN ENGLISH "The Lord is my Light " ESTABLISHED c. 1096; 922 years ago (1096) ENDOWMENT £ 5.069 billion (inc
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Bing (search Engine)
BING is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft
Microsoft
. The service has its origins in Microsoft's previous search engines: MSN SEARCH, WINDOWS LIVE SEARCH and later LIVE SEARCH. Bing provides a variety of search services, including web, video, image and map search products. It is developed using ASP.NET . Bing, Microsoft's replacement for Live Search, was unveiled by Microsoft
Microsoft
CEO Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
on May 28, 2009, at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego
San Diego
, California, for release on June 1, 2009. Notable new features at the time included the listing of search suggestions while queries are entered and a list of related searches (called "Explore pane") based on semantic technology from Powerset , which Microsoft
Microsoft
had acquired in 2008
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Linux
LINUX (/ˈlɪnəks/ ( listen ) LIN-əks ) is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel . Typically, Linux
Linux
is packaged in a form known as a Linux
Linux
distribution (or distro for short) for both desktop and server use. The defining component of a Linux distribution
Linux distribution
is the Linux kernel , an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds . Linux
Linux
was originally developed for personal computers based on the Intel x86 architecture, but has since been ported to more platforms than any other operating system. Because of the dominance of the Linux
Linux
kernel-based Android OS on smartphones , Linux
Linux
has the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating systems
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Ground Truth
GROUND TRUTH is a term used in various fields to refer to information provided by direct observation (i.e. empirical evidence ) as opposed to information provided by inference. CONTENTS * 1 Statistics and machine learning * 2 Meteorology
Meteorology
* 2.1 Errors of commission * 2.2 Errors of omission * 3 Geographical Information Systems * 4 Military usage * 5 Etymology * 6 References * 7 External links STATISTICS AND MACHINE LEARNINGIn machine learning , the term "ground truth" refers to the accuracy of the training set 's classification for supervised learning techniques. This is used in statistical models to prove or disprove research hypotheses . The term "ground truthing" refers to the process of gathering the proper objective (provable) data for this test. Compare with gold standard
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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. These numbers far exceed the number of cars, both in total and ranked by the number of individual models produced. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children's toys, general fitness , military and police applications, courier services , bicycle racing and bicycle stunts. The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright or "safety bicycle" , has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885
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GNOME
GNOME
GNOME
(pronounced /ɡnoʊm/ or /ˈnoʊm/ ) is a desktop environment composed of free and open-source software that runs on Linux
Linux
and most BSD derivatives . GNOME
GNOME
was originally an acronym for GNU
GNU
Network Object Model Environment but the acronym was dropped because it no longer reflected the vision of the GNOME
GNOME
project. GNOME
GNOME
is developed by The GNOME Project , part of the GNU Project
GNU Project
. The GNOME Project is composed of both volunteers and paid contributors, the largest corporate contributor being Red Hat
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