Worldwide popular resource Wikipedia decided to stop using the service Google Maps in favor of built on the same principle OpenStreetMap. The main reason is the too high fee that it charges for its services. Google.
Sites with more than 25,000 daily visitors now have to pay Google for the use of data, the payment amount is from 4 to 10 US dollars for each additional thousand downloads. Given this innovation, Wikipedia, as well as those who acted in the same way Apple и Foursquarefound a free alternative.
Mobile Users Wikipedia, who want to see a map of any area on their device or find a specific object, can easily do this, OpenStreetMap provides the same data, only completely free. One of the reasons for choosing this particular service was that it is positioned as “Wikipedia for maps”, the data is replenished by users and it is planned to create a truly large-scale and comprehensive cartographic project.