I’ve been thinking a lot about pedestrian infrastructure around the world and how it differs between cities and countries. In some 2021 talks, I looked at this closely across 5 cities and compared the quality of OpenStreetMap data with the reality on the ground.
In this talk I’d like to walk through (pun-intended) the various ways to collect pedestrian relevant data, add it to OpenStreetMap, and then explore some of the ways it can be used on the other side. Some of the methods and tools I intend to cover include Mapillary, GoMap, Vespucci, and Street Complete. I’d also like to show what the output of this data looks like in various places such as the Daylight Map Distribution, Meta’s map surfaces, OSMAnd, Mapbox, and elsewhere.
I’d like to finish with a look at some of the ways pedestrians use maps currently and how that might change in the future.
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