People’s Map

People’s  Map is a newly launched service from and partners. It seems to sit somewhere between Open Street Map and a commercial data product combining user volunteered content and free for private use licensing but with a perpetual license fee for commercial use (not clear from the web site how the licensing will work). Unlike OSM, content creation is “moderated” by the People’s Map team before going live. 

I am not sure that I get the compelling reason for another crowd sourced mapping project, are they expecting the OSM community to switch allegiance or is there another group of contributors that they are targeting?
23 days to budget and counting …