Open Maps of Georgia

Here’s GlobalPost on efforts by a U.S.-funded non-governmental organization, Open Maps Caucasus, to map the country of Georgia — one of the emptier spaces on online maps. Their maps use the same mapping engine as OpenStreetMap, but OSM’s maps of Georgia are quite different (and arguably more complete). These are presumably quite different exercises; my impression is that Open Maps Caucasus is aimed first and foremost at involving people on the ground in the mapping.