There has been a lot of buzz regarding OpenStreetMap during the last days e.g. here or here. However, I learned from several people that they did not understand why interest in OpenStreetMap has increased e.g. here. I thought it is time to visualize some of the recent map development. ITO has done some very nice visualization on OpenStreetMap but I thought a time lapse video on the evolution of the map is missing. Just watch the video for the European map and see if the buzz is justified.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/16148504 w=500&h=283]
There are other versions for Germany only and (slower) versions for Europe in Full HD and Germany in HD.