MapBuilder - The simplest OSM editorial tool

Room: Auditorium A

Saturday, 11:30
Duration: 20 minutes (plus Q&A)


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  • Nemanja Bracko

Every day millions of users experience delightful features on Bing Maps. Each user, regardless of their technical background, possesses a wealth of local knowledge that can help improve map data which for many country regions comes from OpenStreetMap. The common OSM editorial tools iD & JOSM are far too advanced for our users. Hence, we embarked on a mission to build a very simple tool - MapBuilder - that can guide users to volunteer their local knowledge to update map data via a set of guided screens. This talk will focus on the following:

  • First features
  • Building community engagement
  • Identifying data gaps
  • Potential risks and mitigations