OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia Map

  • Gunther Maier WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Keywords: electronic mapping, GIS, OpenStreetMap, OpenLayers


This paper presents OpenStreetMap and closely related software as a resource for spatial economic research. The paper demonstrates how information can be extracted from OpenStreetMap, how it can be used as a geographical interface in web-based communication, and illustrates the value of the tools by use of a specific application, the WU campus GIS.


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How to Cite
Maier, G. (2014) “OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia Map”, REGION, 1(1), pp. R3-R10. doi: 10.18335/region.v1i1.70.