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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jul 29 20:07:25 UTC 2019


Map filled with nonsense is even worse, new mappers are much more scared by deleting thinks
than by mapping new ones.


29 Jul 2019, 18:57 by talk at openstreetmap.org:

> On the other hand, if the map of your area is completely blank, it looks very daunting to a new mapper, who may be discouraged and abandon OSM (either as too difficult to improve and as too poor quality to use).
> The map is constantly changing because roads and other things on the map are changing in the real world. A city might close off a road and then it will become a "bad" street. It's easier to delete a bad street than to add a bunch of streets, especially when you are surveying on foot and don't have a mouse.
> I personally would much rather have a 101% map than a 1% map.
>
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 9:21 AM Joseph Eisenberg <> joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> > wrote:
>
>> Re: "OSM map with a one percent of roads is far worse than having 101%
>>  of the roads mapped with the help of AI with 1% of extras, because
>>  fixing that 1% is far less work than adding 99% by hand"
>>  
>>  I'm not certain this is true. It might be very difficult to find the
>>  1% of incorrectly mapped roads; you don't know where to look, and you
>>  must survey on the ground with GPS, and check each road segment to
>>  find the 1% that actually are blocked by a fence or gate or don't
>>  really go through that clump of trees.
>>  
>>  In contrast, when 99% are missing it's very obvious when looking at
>>  the map data. You still have to survey and add the streets, but it may
>>  actually be faster to get to a complete map of your home neighborhood,
>>  than trying to find 10 bad streets out of 1000 segments in your
>>  neighborhood.
>>  
>>  Finally, when you look at the map and it looks 100% complete, you
>>  won't see the need to start mapping and become a totally addicted
>>  OSMer like you will if your village is only 1% mapped, so we may not
>>  get the new contributors that we need to actual maintain the data that
>>  our robot mappers have added.
>>  
>>  Joseph
>>  
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