Corporate Editors in the Evolving Landscape of OpenStreetMap: A Close Investigation of the Impact to the Map & Community

Room: HSW

Sunday, 14:30


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  • Jennings Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dipto Sarkar, National University of Singapore
  • Leysia Palen, University of Colorado Boulder

More than 17 million edits globally have been made by paid contributors in the last five years. We look at the long history of corporate involvement in OSM and then dig into the data to quantify the impact this latest evolution of corporate involvement is having on the map and explore the interactions between paid and volunteer mappers.