Joining Ed for a chat this week is the CEO and founder of Hivemapper, Ariel Seidman. A relatively new player to the crowdsourced map community, Hivemapper is mapping the world using custom dashcams built with mapping in mind. In contrast to models like Waze, Hivemapper believes every contributor should be rewarded for their contribution. Drivers earn cryptocurrency (HONEY tokens) as they drive and contribute to the map. Hivemapper has mapped over two million kilometers in the United States and Europe and is expanding quickly. Listen in to learn how this new tech is pushing a new paradigm in mapping, and how you can get involved.
Every week we discuss themes from the geo industry, interview Geomob speakers, and provide regular updates about our own projects.