[OSM-talk] Facebook mapping highways using AI in collaboration with OpenStreetMap

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 20:54:49 UTC 2019

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> On 24. Jul 2019, at 22:16, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> I think it's a unilateral self-declared collaboration ;-)

We should be cautious with this, they are a corporate member and on the advisory board, so clearly there is some documented kind of collaboration, or at least it looks as if (hardly anybody outside of OpenStreetMap and maybe also not so many inside of OpenStreetMap will be able to estimate the importance of this entity), and by suggesting they are contributing AI generated data it may look as if a lot of OpenStreetMap data came through processes like this rather than local people contributing their knowledge.

Cheers Martin 

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