Foursquare Tosses Out Google Maps For An Open Source Platform [Headlines]

Foursquare Tosses Out Google Maps For An Open Source Platform [Headlines]
technology

The location-based network is using OpenStreetMap rather than the more popular program powered by the search engine.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 2 march 2012

Yep, that’s correct, foursquare is now touting OSM as the basemap of choice! Announced today on the official foursquare blog (reserved usually for only BIG news) foursquare seems to think that the OSM maps are pretty and thus will be treating users to the sweet OSM maps that are maintained and updated by the legion of faithful OSM mappers and partners. LBSZone

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