More Open Street Map vs. Google Maps – Kabul and Tbilisi

by Jon Thompson on November 1, 2008

Kevin Toomer over at Patronus Analytical commented on my last post that he had spent a fair amount of time updating Kabul for OSM.  Kabul is another fantastic example of the difference in accuracy between OSM and Google Maps.  Thanks to OSM community members like Kevin Toomer that are making our job that much easier.  I also took the luxury of comparing Tbilisi screenshots.  Be sure to zoom in on the OSM maps as there is even more detailed information the closer in you go.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Open Street Map - Kabul

Open Street Map - Kabul

Google Maps - Kabul

Google Maps - Kabul

Tbilisi, Georgia

Open Street Map - Tbilisi

Open Street Map - Tbilisi

Google Maps - Tbilisi

Google Maps - Tbilisi

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