Open Street Map recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Founded by Steve Coast in the UK in 2004, the collaborative mapping project — through which volunteers can add and edit information — has since exploded in both size and popularity.
Now, the project has 1.7 million registered members, with around 3,000 members editing the map every day. Open Street map is also used by a wide range of commercial companies and relief organizations, such as Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) and the American Red Cross — they're currently using it to aid efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
- Andrew Purcell