I am Saikat from India. I am a Geographer and love to contribute to OpenStreetMap. Currently, I am associated with the Grab.
All Sessions by Saikat Maiti
17 Nov. 23
Real Time Incident Report to Improve OpenStreetMap Data
13:30 - 14:00
Grab continues to put unwavering effort into enhancing the quality of OpenStreetMap data in South-East Asia, leveraging abundant local resources and dedicated country-specific mapping teams. The latest development in this ambitious venture is the forthcoming addition of a real-time incident reporting feature. Here, Grab harnesses reports from driver partners to fine-tune the map data further.
Although we are only at the inception of this initiative, we're already receiving a significant number of reports addressing the "Turn Restriction", "One-way", "Gate Closed", and "Incorrect Street Name" related map data discrepancies. These reports will pinpoint the exact or nearby location of the reported issue, as relayed by drivers in real-time or when taking detours, along with the reporting date. So, we are using our location resource to verify these and fix the map data issue in OpenStreetMap using available resources.
We believe that this data holds immense potential if harnessed collectively through community participation, paving the way to a comprehensive solution. On this note, in the future, Grab aims to make accessible the reported data for review by the community.
Grab is going to open real-time incident reports to the community to fix the map data issue on OpenStreetMap.