Steve Coast

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Steve Coast
Steve Coast - OSM im Rheinland (0604).jpg
Steve Coast in 2009
Born Stephen Coast[1]
(1980-12-20) 20 December 1980 (age 33)
Known for founder of OpenStreetMap

Steve Coast (born 20 December 1980) is a British entrepreneur and the founder of the OpenStreetMap community-based world mapping project and CloudMade, a geography-related company.

Career[edit]

Coast interned at Wolfram Research before studying computing science at University College London (UCL).[2]

In July 2004 he has founded the OpenStreetMap project (OSM).[3]

Steve set up Z.X.V. Ltd. with Nick Black, Tom Carden and Ben Gimpert as a technology consultancy in 2005. In 2008 this became CloudMade after investment by Nikolaj Nyholm and Sunstone Capital (company's website claims it was established in 2007[4]).[5] Steve resigned from CloudMade in October 2010,[6] although he is still a shareholder.

On 23 November 2010 Coast announced that he had accepted a position as Principal Architect at Microsoft's Bing Mobile.[7]

On 3 September 2013 Coast wrote on his blog, that he started to work in Telenav, taking care of OSM development for company's Scout navigator.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Coast grew up in Walderslade and London, England. In 2008 he moved to San Francisco and in late 2009 moved to Colorado. Steve and his wife Hurricane Coast (née: McEwen) live in Denver. On 23 November 2010 Coast wrote that he would be moving to Seattle, Washington.[9] Steve Coast moved back to Colorado in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OpenStreetMap Foundation filing to Companies House (UK) on 17 September 2008.
  2. ^ Gorman, Sean (30 June 2008). "Will the Real Steve Coast Please Stand Up?". FortiusOne. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Mathieson, S. A. (11 May 2006). "A sidestep in the right direction". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "About CloudMade". CloudMade. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Steve Coast - profile". CloudMade. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "I've resigned from CloudMade - SteveC". Blog.stevecoast.com. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "I’m working at Microsoft and we’re donating imagery to OpenStreetMap!". Steve Coast. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mapping My Next Adventure". Steve Coast. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "I’m working at Microsoft and we’re donating imagery to OpenStreetMap! - SteveC". Blog.stevecoast.com. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

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