OpenStreetMap

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First Entry about 1 year ago

I found this interesting tool: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapRoulette

First Entry about 1 year ago

@Stereo that's exactly what I was thinking. I've heard speed sign recognition is reasonable straight forward for someone learning computer vision to do. I have no experience, but I'm assuming locating frames with street signs and rotating it might be a similar task.

Then push them over to a captcha solving service or Amazon mechanical turk.

My other idea was to use Amazon mechanical turk to draw outlines of buildings. Split a town into areas bounded by streets (around a small distance around streets where streets are far apart).

Sadly I have no expertise in this area, but I'd be willing to pay a few hundred for my town to be drawn.

It's amazing how many streets are either wrong/missing or not split correctly in Google/Bing/Here maps in my area.