Invisible Places: Road Network

We’re laying the groundwork for establishing a POI data scoring system, which will become the driving force for the StreetCred network. The first step in this iterative process is focused around road network data and how it correlates to POI presence. Also, pretty maps!

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We Have Some Blocksplaining to do

There are intractable mapping problems for which blockchain offers bright promise. StreetCred is focused on points of interest: the restaurants, doctor's offices, and other places you care to visit. Even with the highest-quality datasets, we've all used an app to find a place to learn too late that it closed. This is due to an incentive problem: what's our incentive to mark something as closed in an app that's just disappointed us with incorrect data? Points of interest are more dynamic than other types of map data; they show data problems more quickly than roads or bodies of water, which change infrequently. They're the hardest problem in open mapping, and an ideal candidate for a new incentive structure.

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Randy Meech
The Finer Points of Mapping

The StreetCred team has set out to build a system for creating and maintaining the most comprehensive and objective map the world has ever seen. We’re focusing our attention on one layer of the map, specifically the POI layer.

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Diana Shkolnikov
Mapping Out Protocols

After a decade of working on open source maps and trying to figure out how companies can work with open software and data communities, I want a system that will persist long after I’m gone. It should move forward indefinitely as long as there’s enough interest behind it. And it shouldn’t die if people still want to use it as it is.

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Randy Meech