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Here we list projects with similar aims like OSM: they collect free or user generated pure geodata.
This list is not aiming to collect datasources or commercial geoservices in general. Also it's not about collecting geotagged photos, public participation (from citizens to gov), ...

Name, Weblink country data license description alive
BuioMetria Partecipativat Italy
collection of light pollution data Yes
!i! 07:23, 31 August 2010 (BST) Germany
Collection of user contributed cycleroutes Yes
!i! 07:23, 16 August 2010 (BST)
CommonMap Worldwide Yes
CCBY map inspired by OSM No
domain for sale Species 15:08, 7 May 2015 (UTC) (BST)
EinviroCar Worldwide Yes Crowdsourcing georeferenced vehicle drives including engine parameters (ODB-II) along the track to get a better idea of ecologic driving Yes
--!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 07:54, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
FixMyStreet UK No Notify about problems submitted by the people
FOSM Worldwide Yes
CC-BY-SA licensed clone of OpenStreetMap.
Fully populated and synced with OSM content
Yes, but quiescent until OSM license change happens.
FOSSGIS[1] Germany Yes
Maintain and assist many OpenSource GIS Software
Frankfurt Gestalten Germany
Notify about Problems on a OSM slippy map Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
Free Map UK
Nick Whitlegg's countryside mapping basing upon OSM Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
Free The Postcode[2] UK
brute force GPS powered postcode data entry site Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
FreeWorldGazetteer UK
Freie Innenstadt Karte Hamburg Germany
Real 'drawing' a free city guide of Hamburg Yes
--!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 11:26, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Frida[3] Germany Yes
Osnabrück published their geodata under public domain Yes
GeoNames [4] Yes
CC-A 3.0
wiki style geographical database, download available Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
Geowiki UK
GPS Punkte Germany Yes
free of charge
Collecting POIs linked with fotos Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST) Germany
Collecting Routes of any kind Yes
!i! 13:27, 27 August 2010 (BST)
Google Map Maker [5] No User generated content based on commercial aerial imagery Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST) worldwide Yes
health care location data generated by institutions and users Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 October 2014 (BST)
Kulturlandschafts-Wiki Germany Yes Collecting historical geo facts Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
LondonFreeMap UK
forthcoming 'social mapping' project No
Collect GPS points No
Maps4Free Germany
link now to OSM Germany
Spots on free trees and localities where you can collect vegetables and fruits for free Yes
!i! 07:23, 16 August 2010 (BST)
Naviki Germany
--!i! 11:05, 13 August 2010 (BST)
OpenAddresses Yes Adding Addresses in a Notes like easy way No
11:38, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
OpenBmap Yes Collecting wirelless cell positions (GSM,UMTS,WLAN,...) Yes
Melaskia 19:44, 24 August 2010 (BST)
OpenCellID Yes
CC-by-SA 3.0
Collecting GSM radio cell positions Yes
User:Markus59 21:06, 27 Januar 2014 (BST)
OpenDEM Yes Working on a free digital elevation modell Yes
!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 21:17, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
CellHunter Yes Collecting GSM radio cell positions  ?
OpenFlights Yes Collecting aircraft flights data between the airports Yes
--!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 10:43, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
OpenGeoDB [6] Germany
ADFC collects POIs and Routes Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
tries to collect free orthophotos (DOP) by using amateur devices reborn
!i! 11:44, 13 August 2010 (BST)
OpenPostcodeDatabase Yes Collecting Postcodes Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
Satellite images from ResMap
provide free online access to GIS-ready satellite data. Hungary No User generated hike/tourism map of Hungary, quality assured. Non-profit and personal use only. Yes
Very much alive, contains very high quality tourist paths, large community
grin 22:44, 13 April 2011 (BST)
Un Point C'est Tout France No Software is not open. Data is not redistributed although they claim they will do it since 5 years. Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST) No Crowdsource GPS track collection Yes
!i! 13:59, 11 August 2010 (BST)
Wikimapia [7] Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike User generated geography on top of Google maps Yes Koavf (talk) 07:52, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
WikiTravel worldwide Yes
CC-by-SA 3.0
User generated worldwide travel guide
Wikivoyage[8] worldwide Yes
CC-by-SA 3.0
Originally a fork of Wikitravel, Wikivoyage is now bigger and part of the Wikimedia Family (including Wikipedia, Commons, ...) Yes
Timmo (talk) 00:09, 24 September 2013 (UTC) New Zealand LINZ/Corax Data License - (similar to CC-BY-SA) Government (Land Information New Zealand)-sourced data of 100+ data types, modified and corrected by NZ Open GPS community Yes
Wireless London UK
including a map of wireless access points No

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