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30 September 2009, 16:45

OpenStreetMap adds 26 new translations

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OSM OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast has announced that the main OpenStreetMap (OSM) website is now available in 26 additional languages, bringing the current language choice to 51 in total. OpenStreetMap is an open source project run by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, that is building free online maps, not based on any copyright or licensed map data. While the project was started in August of 2004 it has become increasingly popular in recent months.

OSM has been adding new translations for some time now and Coast is asking volunteers to help complete work on current translations and to help add even more. The progress for each language, including a chart of strings added per day, is available on the OSM TranslateWiki.

The OpenStreetMap maps are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 license. Users interested in joining OpenStreetMap can create a new account to start contributing. More details can be found in the OpenStreetMap beginners' guide.

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