Mapping sidewalks in New York City and Washington D.C

Hi all,

The Maps team at Meta and I have been mapping sidewalks in some US cities alongside our community partners. We use OSM for many things including pedestrian routing and we noticed significant gaps in the data, even in major US cities such as New York City and Washington D.C.

We have set up projects in a tasking manager that focus on mapping sidewalks and crosswalks as separate ways. The project areas correspond to the areas that need data the most. If the US community can rally together, we can make significant progress mapping pedestrian infrastructure in both of these cities. We will then look at other US cities where we can have a big impact.

Our projects:

  1. New York City
  2. Washington D.C.

Thanks for your interest and our lines are open if you have feedback or questions. You can also see our organized editing wiki page where we outline our motivations and other projects we have created.

Happy mapping.

Ed & Meta’s Mapping team

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