OpenStreetMap US

At first blush, OpenStreetMap Americana is a nostalgic map design that harkens back to the midcentury American road atlas. At the same time, it is also a modern application that adopts best practices in internationalization. The map needs to be intuitive to Americans who have never ventured abroad – but it must also be informative to an international audience unfamiliar with the United States, in all of its complexity. How does the project reconcile these two seemingly opposed design goals? Join us on a world tour of the obstacles we overcame over the past year and the opportunities ahead for advancing the state of the art in OSM map rendering.

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Minh Nguyễn

Minh is a mapper, Wikipedian, and incurable roadgeek. He lives in San José, California.

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