UPDATE We are working on getting the source code out as Open Source as well. I will post with more details when I have them.
ScoutSigns is a JOSM plugin developed by my colleagues here at Telenav that displays speed limit signs (and a few other types) as a layer in JOSM. These signs are detected by users of our global Scout app if they opted in and have their phone mounted on the windshield. This is a pretty good source of sign information ready to be mapped!
JOSM showing Scout detected signs in ScoutSigns in Hamburg, Germany
Recently, Mapillary started detecting all kinds of signs in their millions of user-uploaded street view images. What would make more sense than collaborating with them to display their detected traffic signs right along with ours in Scout Signs? That's exactly what we did!
JOSM showing Scout (red) and Mapillary (blue) detected signs in ScoutSigns in Hamburg, Germany
With this new release, JOSM mappers can unleash the power of the fast growing Mapillary imagery right in your favorite OSM editor! I have updated the ScoutSigns manual with some details about the new Mapillary functionality.
I am excited to have worked with Mapillary to expose their fantastic number of recognized signs to the power JOSM mapping community! I am going to make this a brief blog post because I want to do some more speed limit mapping :)
If you have ScoutSigns installed already, it will update automatically the next time you start JOSM. If you haven't tried ScoutSigns yet, look for it in the JOSM Plugins preference pane.