I first got involved in open source geospatial when I joined Mapillary in 2015, but have loved maps long before that. As a Program Manager, I support groups and individuals utilising street-level imagery to solve geospatial problems.
I volunteer as Chair of OSGeo Oceania and contribute regularly to OpenStreetMap.
Pedestrians have been neglected. We’ve seen monumental progress in digital maps, but much of this has been road centric. Even open source projects like OpenStreetMap have revolved more heavily around road networks than the parts of a city a pedestrian would frequent. In this presentation we download data from OpenStreetMap that relates to pedestrians to see how much it differs from the reality on the ground. We contrast different types of cities, seek to understand why pedestrian data is lacking, and look at solutions such as Mapillary that can help make OpenStreetMap more pedestrian friendly.