Here Comes Microsoft

Byron North
Saturday, 4:50pm – 5 min
Jubal Harpster

Since 2010 Microsoft has been interested fostering and facilitating a robust OSM ecosystem. Since then, eventhough Microsoft has become the number one contributor to Open Source projects on GitHub the use of Open Data has been relatively limited. Over the past year Microsoft has taken a renewed interest in OSM including open sourcing building footprint data, joining as a corporate member, sponsoring events and hosting internal MissingMaps Mapathons across the company.

This presentation will highlight Microsoft’s current thinking around OpenStreetMap as well as some of the implementation challenges within a 120,000+ person corporation spread across ten divisions.