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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 09:15:25 UTC 2019

@mikel in Fakeboosts own blog post there is still the misrepresentation of
the role OSM plays in this project, due to HOT appearing to be an official
OSM body (by the mere utilization of the OpenStreetMap trademark in their
company name):

“The RapiD tool was developed in conjunction with those in the mapping
> community who have been working in this area for many years. Because this
> tool was built with their input, it is already having an impact,” says
> Tyler Radford, the *executive director of the Humanitarian OSM Team
> (HOT), which aims to make sure OSM represents all parts of the world."*

> The *Map With AI team is collaborating with HOT* to add more features to
> RapiD. For one step in that process, they’ve integrated RapiD into a development
> branch <https://tasks-assisted.hotosm.org/> of HOT Tasking Manager
> <https://tasks.hotosm.org/>,

Whoever reads this and does not have deeper insights into the workings of
the OSMF must get into the impression that HOT is an official part of the
OSMF / OpenStreetMap, i.e. OSM is collaborating with FB.

I am not sure if being a "corporate Gold member" already counts as being in
collaboration with OSMF (likely not, because "collaboration" means
"working" (labor) together, not just providing funds)


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