For Gowda, it was the fact that Google Maps is a global, commercial product and did not capture local detail.
Gowda and a few other contributors from India are part of a tiny yet growing resistance movement which doesn’t want giant corporations to own all the mapping data.
Phi Beta Iota: The world is still missing an Open Source Agency and network that is truly committed to ALL of the opens, among which open source geospatial is certainly fundamental.
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