What if OpenStreetMap/Cam partnered with ridesharing companies in order to source image data for OpenStreetCam? From the OSM wiki, I see that a few companies use OSM internally, and some are even partners. What if they provided their top drivers with 360° cameras like the ones Google recommends for Street View contributors? Since OSM is a foundation, I assume the companies could write off the cost as a donation.

https://www.google.com/streetview/contacts-tools/products/

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OpenStreetCam isn't affiliated with OpenStreetMap (despite the similarity in names) - it's a private project run by Grab, who, coincidentally, are a ride-sharing company! So it's probably best addressing your suggestion directly to them.

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Interesting - I saw the © OpenStreetMap at the bottom of their page and just assumed it was the same group. Is there collaboration?

(17 Jun, 21:58) summersab
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The map on their home page is made with OpenStreetMap Data.

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