Seven years ago, I gave a talk entitled “Validating the Map” at SOTM-US, which discussed the increasing interest in validation & QA tools. Fast forward to today. Where are we going with these processes & questions? Does the future of OSM data usage involve “QA Approved” datasets provided by organizations? Can we build a framework for collaboration around data validation in OSM in the open, explore blue sky ideas for using machine learning, & learn from other open data projects like Wikipedia? Data validation & QA processes must move into “the open” & involve community involvement & shared goals. I will revisit the themes & issues brought up in 2016 but with fresh perspectives on what we have accomplished as a community & where we go next.
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