Project of the Week: Project Hotspot

The goal/purpose of Project HotSpot is to get major U.S landmarks
mapped out to a level of detail beyond commercial map data providers.
We’re starting with a top 10 list of places asked for by users of the
commercial website.

If we can get these ten places looking very spiffy, then MapQuest will
feature the OSM maps of these places as “Premium Maps” of these
locations when they are returned as Search Results for our approximate
50 million monthly unique visitors to

This Project of the Week is submitted by Antony Pegg. Ant is the head
of the Open Initiative at MapQuest and has a friendly bet with his
boss that OSMers can make better maps of landmark locations than
commercial mapping companies can. Read more about Ant’s friendly bet,
and objects of interest when mapping a landmark, in the Project
Hotspot wiki entry for this Project of the Week.

This is your Project of the Week. Make suggestions. Inspire other
mappers. What is it about contributing to OpenStreetMap that
interests you? Postboxes? Bowing alleys? Share your OpenStreetMap
interests by contributing a Project of the Month.

Amusement park photo by Patrick Mcgarvey
is licensed CC-By-ND

4 thoughts on “Project of the Week: Project Hotspot

  1. Richard Weait

    Aruba?  That sounds great.  <br><br>And of course, map the things that PotW inspire you to map.  Perhaps you have some photos from a previous trip to a resort or landmark that can help you place a POI.  Remember to tag the historical date of the photo for other mappers in case the POI has changed since then. 

  2. Richard Weait

    Go map some of those cool Northern California landmarks.  PotW is meant to inspire you not restrict you!

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