From the early days of OpenStreetMap it was anticipated that open, free map data would be a tremendous benefit for humanitarian aid and economic development. The idea was proven during the Haiti earthquake in HOT was incorporated in the immediate aftermath, August , as a U. All you need is an OpenStreetMap Username. While you participate, we ask that you do your best to uphold the code of conduct of our community.
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The geodata underlying the map is considered the primary output of the project. The creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on use or availability of map data across much of the world, and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices. Created by Steve Coast in the UK in , it was inspired by the success of Wikipedia and the predominance of proprietary map data in the UK and elsewhere.