OpenStreetMap to Map Isle of Wight

Via Boing Boing, news that the OpenStreetMap project will attempt to map the entire Isle of Wight this coming weekend. OpenStreetMap’s goal is to produce freely available, copyright-free mapping data for Britain. Unlike the U.S., where government information is public domain, in the U.K., mapping data collected by the Ordnance Survey is held under Crown Copyright; OpenStreetMap argues that the fees the Ordnance Survey collects are excessive, and that public data should be free in any event.

See previous entries: OpenStreetMap London Poster as Fundraiser; OpenStreetMap; London Free Map.