If you use the “Locate My Computer” feature of Backblaze online backup, you can get a map of the current location of your lost or stolen computer. Beginning today, that map will be provided by OpenStreetMap, a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world released through an open content license.
What a great idea: crowd-sourced, open-source maps. The more we looked into this opportunity, the better it looked. When the time to renew our existing Google Maps license arrived, we joined Foursquare, Apple and now Wikipedia in supporting the OpenStreetMap movement—a perfect fit for Backblaze.
So while we hope you will never have to use the “Locate My Computer” feature of Backblaze, if you do, the OpenStreetMap community will be there to help locate your system. Take a look…
OpenStreetMap of Backblaze office location
Google Map of Backblaze office location