18K+ Facades for 10K+ Places

The StreetCred protocol will allow data consumers to request specific types of data based on their needs: images, specialized locations, and specific attributes that we haven’t thought of yet. For MapAustin, participants can share a specialized collection of images that shows different angles of a storefront.

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Diana Shkolnikov
User Engagement in MapAustin

Based on these figures, even Austin’s fledgling StreetCred community is capable of mapping a suburban city at the rate of 11,000 places per month. This only gets more exciting when we think about what can happen in densely populated yet largely unmapped megacities across the globe.

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Cassidy Rouse
Getting All the Places

We’re bulk importing open POI data from the All the Places project. A secret about the commercial POI industry is that much of the data is crawled and scraped from across the web. Many companies duplicate this work behind closed doors, creating private scrapers for brands with store locator data. We thought: why duplicate this effort? And wouldn’t it be better with real-world verification?

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Randy Meech
Mapping Austin's Food Deserts

Fresh, accurate map data can be very restrictive and expensive, and sometimes doesn’t exist at all in certain areas and categories. It's likely that anyone analyzing food deserts lacks good data on where grocery and other food stores are, making quality analysis difficult. So today we're announcing extra incentives for the MapAustin community to gather better data about food providers in the greater Austin area.

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StreetCred Team
Barton Springs & The Barton Creek Greenbelt

Barton Springs is only the beginning of a 12-mile-long greenbelt of the same name. The Barton Springs Greenbelt filters down along Barton Creek from the Hill Country and ends at the pool in Zilker Park. It’s so beloved by Austinites that many folks simply call it “The Greenbelt” despite there being many more in town.

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Fletcher Berryman
Bouldin

This is a street-sign-lovers paradise. Austin in general has done a fantastic job of maintaining neon signs and encouraging new businesses to stick with the tradition, and here on South 1st Street some of the city’s best examples stand loud and proud.

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Fletcher Berryman
East Austin

The Texan way of life and all that comes with it are not forgotten nor rejected here as I wrongly presumed might be the case. No no, far from it. And in East Austin in particular I really felt this.

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Fletcher Berryman
Mapzen to the Linux Foundation

Our involvement with the Linux Foundation over the past few months has been useful and educational, and we look forward to continue the work of Mapzen and maybe even contribute some relevant new work from StreetCred (software and data) in the future.

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Randy Meech