Gamifying POI Data Collection

Saturday, 1:45 PM – 20 min
Diana Shkolnikov

With the help of a diverse community of extremely motivated locals, we’ve collected high-quality POI data across NYC, Austin, LA, and counting. We’ve experimented with financial incentives, intrinsic rewards, and feedback mechanisms to try to hone in on the most accurate and complete POI dataset in the world. We’re still working towards that goal and would love to share what we’ve learned so far. We also believe that this type of data should be open and accessible to ensure success in the long run. We’re experimenting with various concepts in this realm as well and are excited to share our ideas on how our work can strengthen and grow OpenStreetMap data and community!