OpenStreetMap US

Join us for an enlightening journey into the heart of Microsoft’s innovative contribution to cartography: Map builder. This tool is a beacon for accelerating the growth of OpenStreetMap (OSM), designed to democratize map editing. By making map editing accessible to millions of Microsoft users worldwide, Map builder is not just a tool; it’s a movement towards collaborative map creation. At its core, Map builder features a web-based map editor that prides itself on simplicity and user education. It is tailored for individuals with no prior mapping experience, ensuring that anyone can contribute to the global map.

Welcoming newcomers to map editing introduces challenges, particularly regarding data quality. Map Builder addresses these with robust data quality analysis tools that include both pre-submit and post-submit moderation, as well as latest innovations in artificial intelligence.

The vision of Map builder extends beyond solving technical challenges; it aims to foster a positive mapping experience. By rewarding user contributions, creating engaging mapping missions and challenges, and focusing on user retention, Map builder emphasizes the joy of mapping. It’s about becoming part of a global community of map makers, not just adding data to a map. Currently available in selected markets, Map builder is set on global expansion. Its aim is to invite a broader audience of Microsoft end-users to participate in this mapping revolution.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dive deep into Map builder’s journey, from its conception to its mission of mapping the world, one user at a time. Discover how you, too, can be part of this exciting venture to chart the unknown, all while ensuring the highest standards of data quality and fostering a passionate community of mappers.

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