Wikipedia ditches Google Maps for OpenStreetMaps after price change

By Rick · 8 replies
Apr 6, 2012
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  1. Citing synergistic principles with OpenStreetMaps and an end to Google's free ride for high-volume map users, Wikipedia has dropped Google Maps. The foundation has instead turned to OpenStreetMaps for its…

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,959

    This is good, away with google's monopoly!
  3. Google is quickly becoming "just another greedy corporation". Nothing special.

    Too bad. The world needs forward thinkers where profit isn't the primary motive.

    Bye bye Google. :(
  4. i don't see a problem with either Google charging for its services or Wikipedia moving to another provider, to each his own. With all the free services Google offers why should they pass up an opportunity for more profit, the Ferengi wouldn't. Yes i went There.
  5. You must be a Ferengi!
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    No. It's my understanding he doesn't have the lobes for it.
  7. OpenStreetMaps needs some work. I typed in my address and it could not find me. Plus it's GPS feature thought I was in Kanas. Sorry Toto but Florida is a long way from Kanas.
  8. THey ditch Google, I ditch Wikipedia
  9. ...And the world continues. Because nobody cares.

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