State of the OpenStreetMap

Jun 11, 2013

OpenStreetMap, the free wiki world map that offers up high quality geographic data, has grown a lot in the past eight years. The OpenStreetMap Data Report shows all these changes. Says the report: “The database now contains over 21 million miles of road data and 78 million buildings.”

There are various parts to the summary, but the star is clearly the map of edits. Green indicates an older edit, and white indicates more recent edits. Blue and pink represents everything else in between. Above shows the global overview, but it gets most interesting when you zoom in on cities.

New York:

OSM New York

London:

OSM London

Activity in Tokyo is bustling:

OSM Tokyo

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the report to see live updates to the map.

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Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.