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

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Wed Jul 31 18:48:38 UTC 2019


I agree that human wisdom is critical to high quality, and AI isn't useful
if, at the end of the process, it doesn't produce quality output, but I
will challenge this statement: "you can have high quality without AI." I
don't think that's definitively true for a global map. It's very difficult
to keep something at that scale that is constantly changing up to date, and
while OSM is very high quality in some areas, human mappers have not been
able to produce high quality maps worldwide. Corporations that use
traditional survey techniques also have a lot of difficulty even while
spending $$$ (and many if not all of them are also using AI). AI can
augment human mapping in ways to make scale more manageable, and I think
both will be needed to make a worldwide high quality map.


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