In the past few years, Grab as the biggest ride-sharing provider in Southeast Asia, is one of the biggest users and contributors of OpenStreetMap (OSM) in this region. We have put a great amount of effort into building a healthy ecosystem around it. We now have a better understanding of OpenStreetMap, mapping within its infrastructure, and how communities form one of its strongest pillars.
We are excited to share how Grab started from scratch and gradually built a unified framework to manage OSM data as well as, more importantly, the velocity and data richness Grab has contributed back to OSM. We have worked closely with the different corporates, partners and the communities in the South East Asia region to support, build, guide, and empower ourselves and the community in contributing to improving OpenStreetMap.
It has been a great learning journey so far with its share of peaks and valleys. Through this talk, we’d want to share our challenges and learnings from these experiences with the global OpenStreetMap community: