Podnosh brings the welcome news that Birmingham is now completely mapped on the Open Streetmap…

“Today Birmingham takes another huge step to becoming a digital city. The metropolitan area of Birmingham and its environs within the motorway ring have been completely digitally remapped by its own citizens in a format which is freely editable and available at www.openstreetmap.org.”

Also news of a new website, www.mappa-mercia.org

“Mappa Mercia: a project to digitally remap the West Midlands in a free and open format. The map you see here was created by volunteers and it is free for everyone to use and to edit.”

…although for some reason the tile for the bit between Birmingham and Coventry seems to be stuck in limbo.