When Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap and co-founder of CloudMade
announced in October that he was leaving CloudMade there was no
expectation that he would be idle for long. In the interim he decided
to revolutionize transit data by founding http://transiki.org/ took
some hang gliding lessons and by the way co-organized a great
geo-unconference in Denver last weekend.
But what else has Steve done lately?
He’s decided to revolutionize Bing Maps.
As announced today on his blog Steve Coast will be joining Microsoft
property, Bing Maps as Principal Architect on Bing Mobile.
And Microsoft is donating their global aerial imagery to OpenStreetMap
contributors for use in improving OpenStreetMap.
You will certainly want to read the complete announcement at the following link.
Update, further information on the Bing blog, here,