Google Maps, Street View Trounced by Crowdsourced OpenStreetMap at Olympics

February 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Google Maps, including Street View, has been trounced by the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap at the 2014 Olympics.

Detailed maps of Olympic sites around Sochi, Russia have much better coverage from OpenStreetMap, a sort of Wikipedia of cartography, over Google Maps, reported Wired.

The Olympic ski area, downtown Sochi, and the Olympic park along the coast are among the areas better covered by the crowdsourced tool.

Google still holds the advantage in navigation, but OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast said in a recent blog post that they’re working on implementing a GPS based navigation app.

In addition, the tool has more than 1.5 million people registered to edit its maps.

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