Location based services have become a key business for which data and tools are equally important. OpenStreeMap is both the data source, and a testing ground for mapping technologies. Whatever data source you deploy and idea you build around, choosing the right tools can be tricky. Cartonama Workshop is an intense training that will help you explore the best tools out there to manage and make the most out of your data .
How to pick a mapping service
A tough decision when building a new Geo app is to figure out which service/data to use. This session should cover some of the differences in solutions, and should educate me with the issues to think about when picking a solution to meet my requirements
Discuss the differences for some common providers (e.g. Google Maps, Local OSM, Cloudmade, etc)
- Comparison of functionality (API)
- Service vs raw data (OSM)
- Quality of map data, frequency of updates.
- External library support
- Pricing / Licensing
I’m someone who struggled with these questions when i started up. I’m far from answering them but i can share my own experience/requirements.