Last week, the Linkedin community that's affiliated with this blog offered a discussion about OpenStreetMap's growing use in government. Of specific note, the topic article examined several ways OpenStreetMap is being used to support the Emergency Services Sector. The quality of that article is such that a re-posting of the link is warranted here - see below:
(OpenStreetMap Blog, April 24, 2013)
Comment: As shown by the map above, editing of the crowd sourced OpenStreetMap for the continental United States was very active during the first quarter of 2013. Given the expanding use of OpenStreetMap is certain to improve the fidelity of geospatial data available to all - it's a development that can only mean good things for the Emergency Services Sector in the years ahead.