2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Edoardo Neerhut
Kia ora - The Learnings of FOSS4G SotM Oceania
Putting together a conference is a huge amount of work, but one that can reap ongoing benefits for the community that makes it happen. Creating one from scratch is a scary thing, but this is what we attempted to do for Oceania in 2018. In the spirit of openness, we'd like to share what we as a region learned as well as the next steps. We'll cover the forming of a conference committee, preparing and running a conference, and creating a sustainable entity and momentum once the conference is over. We're also going to shamelessly promote FOSS4g SotM Oceania Wellington, 12-15 November 2019.
mapillary2osm: OpenStreetMap Data from Computer Vision
Mapillary’s computer vision extracts point data from street-level images, with these detections being used to fix and update maps. Earlier this year, Mapillary worked with OpenStreetMap communities to turn automatic computer vision detections into better map data. This was an insightful project that showed us which detections were useful for the OpenStreetMap community and end users. It’s also an early step to create a feedback loop where humans provide input to help us improve the quality and relevance of automatically derived features.