Millions of roads around the world have yet to be mapped, and that’s a real problem, particularly in the developing world. Missing map data can harm disaster response, community planning, and local economies.
If we’re going to map the world, we’re not going to do it with ever-greater volumes of elbow grease. There’s just too much work to do. AI and computer vision are helpful assistants in this task, however,
Female cartographers are leading the fight against gender bias and sexual violence using digital mapping technology. This story was originally published on Undark magazine and has been republished here