🤖 mapwith.ai →October 22, 2019 • #
In a conversation yesterday I learned about this project called RapiD, led by Facebook to use computer vision technology to detect features for mapping in OpenStreetMap. They’re working on a fork of the iD editor that does assistive feature detection to present an editor with generated geometries to add to the map. I messed around with it in the test areas they’re supporting so far and it’s a clever combination of computer-assisted detection and human-based mapping. This shows some promise to enhance OSM contributor technology and lower the barrier to entry for new editors.
- OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment — Joe Morrison updates us on the state corporate investment in OpenStreetMap.
- Weekend Reading: Blot, Hand-Drawn Visualizations, and Megafire Detection — A new blogging tool, the complexity of hand-drawn visualizations, and detecting wildfires from satellites.
- Weekend Reading: Strasburg Tipping, RapiD, and TikTok Investigation — Stephen Strasburg tipping pitches, mapping with AI, and ByteDance under CFIUS investigation.