Article: An open source resistance takes shape as tech giants race to map the world

Geospatial, Open Data

An open source resistance takes shape as tech giants race to map the world

Chetan Gowda, 27, was speaking to a room full of students in IIIT Hyderabad for a workshop on OpenStreetMap for beginners organised by Swecha, a non-profit organisation to support free software movement last month.

There were close to 40 students in the room. Beginners often ask him: Why use open source maps when there are Google maps?

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