The sweat equity of mapping software

Fast company has an
interesting article today
about how mapping sites such as maintain
their data. There are folks whose entire job is to drive around, noting metadata about
roads and rules that eventually gets pulled into databases tapped by MQ and other
such sites.

As it stands today, only Yahoo Maps has any idea where
my house is (it’s on a fairly new street). I’ve never bothered to submit a correction
to any of the other sites, but this article inspires me to give that a shot and see
what kind of response I get.

Comments (1)

  1. Adam Field says:

    I have this too

    My house has been here for 3 years and im still not on any online maps

    Grrr 😉