When I joined openstreetmap back in 2006, I immediately understood its potential. However, I didn’t believe it would grow as fast as it actually did. Today opentreetmap pervades everyday’s life. Maps rendered from our data can be found in the »Fahrradbuch Karlsruhe« or in a brochure of the local public transport company, showing all public baths of the Karlsruhe region.
This eve, on the way back home, I saw a display at a pharmacy around the corner, alternately showing some ads and the location of the next emergency service. I knew those maps:
You can even see some dismantled railways which have been mapped by some trainspotters. Here’s a screenshot to preserve the rendering:
I find it very interesting where our data pops up every now and then and am curious where they will surprise me next.