My old street in Gwangju, from Daum's road view feature.
In response to a post last week about TripleFantastic.com, a reader emailed me about the Open Street Map Project, "a free editable map of the whole world." He writes:
I am sure that triplefantastic.com is splendid, but I wanted to
mention the OpenStreetMap project (OSM). Google, Daum and Naver are fine, but indeed they are not in English, and furthermore they are not free (as in speech). It's also possible that triplefantastic will fall foul of one or other of its constituent services' terms and conditions by linking them
OSM (www.osm.org) is a worldwide volunteer project to make a free map of the world. Volunteers, such as myself, are drawing roads and adding POIs (points
of interest) like shops, bus stations, cafes, etc., and anyone is free to extract and use the data. There are companies such as MapQuest and CloudMade who are producing nice maps from the data, and I have also had a go with NavIt, a free SatNav driving assistant and route planner using the free OSM
Oooh, it has Gangjin county covered, too.