“Conspiracy theory: whatfreewords is what3words effectively releasing their code under a "developer licence" to increase adoption“
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Oh the official hashtag is #SotM2019 for State of the Map
Getting ready for #SotM19!
Looks like someone secretly released the code to what3words
I'm looking forward to going to #sotm19 in Heidelberg in a week! 🙂
Are you attending #SOTM #Heidelberg and #HOTOSM summit? Join us to meet other women* on September 20th when #GeochicastakeHeidelberg
Clarification: FB haven't generated buildings with their software, the demo was using Microsoft's generated building dataset.
The tech sure is interesting. I just wish it was all open source, rather than being controlled, and tracked, through the largest violator of privacy on the internet right now.
I'm a little worried about Facebook's plans to use their computer vision algorithms for buildings into #OpenStreetMap. I just don't trust them. They had to be dragged kicking and screaming to actually interact with the #OSM community, and if we're not careful, they'll stomp all over our map.
In #sotmUS right now, #Facebook is demo-ing building detections:
State of the Map is sold out!
Checking with building limits we were able to release an extra 50 tickets, unfortunately these have been snapped up in a matter of hours. If you didn't get one, be ready to watch the live video streams online.
Candidature for #SotM State of the Map 2020, HSR Rapperswil, 19-21 June 2020. Read more: https://sosm.ch/candidature-for-state-of-the-map-2020-hsr-rapperswil-19-21-june-2020/ https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2020/Call_for_venues/Rapperswil #OpenStreetMap
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