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Facebook recruits drawing experts to help themselves map out the world.

via:CnBeta     time:2018/6/27 10:33:36     readed:71

From the recruitment information, new recruits will help Facebook analyze and check OpenStreetMap data. OpenStreetMap is the name of a project that integrates crowdsourcing information into maps.

An external recruiter, representing Facebook, said the project places "Humanitarianism" at the core. Another Facebook employee said at LinkedIn that the team used satellite imagery to improve Internet connectivity. The data also say that many employees of the team have joined in the past year.

Facebook said in an interview with the media that OpenStreetMaps has remained open to the company. OpenStreetMaps makes detailed street maps for poor areas. On ordinary maps, these poor areas are not clearly shown, and there are other humanitarian projects in Facebook, such as making map of the disaster area. Facebook also uses satellites to map population maps to more than 20 countries, and experts will find ways to bring internet access services to more remote areas.

Although these projects are still humanitarian projects, they may become commercial services in the future and be provided to drawing experts. Last year, Facebook competitor Snap launched Snap Maps, which would tell the Snapchat user where the message was sent. Snap Maps uses OpenStreetMap and Mapbox data, and also integrates Digital Globe satellite images. Facebook's project seems to have a suspicion of copying Snap.

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