Kaart

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Kaart (kaart.com), also known as Kaart Group, LLC, is a company from Grand Junction, Colorado, USA, and contributes to foundational data in OSM, primarily in road networks. Kaart travels to conduct groundwork in countries and metropolitan areas throughout the world. The process includes the use of mobile applications to input new tags, primarily street names and oneways, while driving through cities and towns. Imagery is simultaneously captured with GPS-enabled cameras in order to allow post-processing of data to fix road geometry, update new construction, and add traffic lanes, turn restrictions, and other tags necessary to improve vehicle navigation. Imagery is uploaded for community use in Mapillary. Kaart employs a data team actively contributing to and maintaining the map.

Road Network Improvement Projects

Kaart works on projects throughout the world, with focus in the following regions:

Africa
Asia
Caribbean
Central America
Europe
Middle East
North America
South America

Contributions

Kaart has travelled to and provided data improvements in the following countries and places:

  • Africa - Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, Morocco, South Africa, Mayotte
  • Caribbean - Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Curacao, Aruba, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Sint Maarten, Turks & Caicos, Saint Martin, British Virgin Islands, Bonaire, Anguilla, Saint Barthélemy, Montserrat, Bermuda
  • Central America - Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
  • North America - Mexico, United States: Maryland, Colorado, Washington
  • South America - Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil
  • Middle East - Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon
  • Asia - Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Europe - Denmark, Ukraine, Iceland, Greece, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Albania

Sponsorship

Kaart is a bronze-level Corporate Member of the OSM Foundation[1].

Kaart has been a sponsor to the following OSM events:

Year Event Sponsorship level
2022 State of the Map US 2022 Bronze[2]
2021 State of the Map 2021 Silver[3]
State of the Map Africa 2021 Bronze[4]
2020 State of the Map 2020 Bronze[5]
2019 State of the Map US 2019 Silver[6]
FOSS4G Wellington 2019 Bronze[7]
Pista ng Mapa 2019 Platinum[8]
2018 State of the Map 2018 Bronze[9]
State of the Map US 2018 Bronze[10]
State of the Map Asia 2018 Bronze[11]
State of the Map LATAM 2018 Gold[12]
2017 State of the Map US 2017 Bronze[13]
FOSS4G + SOTM Argentina Bronze[14]

Kaart Data Team

The Kaart data team continuously improves OpenStreetMap by fixing errors and adding data using open data sources. Kaart has editing teams and/or editors in Colorado USA, California USA, Washington USA, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, Philippines, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Turkey.

Data Team Guidelines

In addition to the rules that apply to everyone in the community, these are the guidelines the Kaart team reiterates and adds for themselves:

  1. The company's motto is "Make Awesome Data". Kaart seeks to make the best map data and to adhere to the highest standards as documented on the OpenStreetMap Wiki or as established as common practice in the community.
  2. Local knowledge first. Kaart travels and collects their own source data using GPS-enabled cameras and staff in country.
  3. All full time data team members will be listed here on this OpenStreetMap Wiki page and identified on their user profiles.
  4. Kaart uses public tools and will happily share the experiences and processes with local mappers to help grow communities.
  5. Kaart works with the local community. When conducting groundwork in a country, Kaart will often try to meet with local editors and collaborate with them when possible. Kaart seeks to understand the local mapping conventions and assist in uplifting OSM data to a more complete standard.

Current Team Members

This is a list of current Kaart data team members. For any questions, please contact the relevent team member or Aaron Young.

Current Team Members (by name)
A-I
Name Username
Aaron vespax
Albert TheJAwesome1
Alec CapAhab
Alex I atiannicelli
Allyson CostelloMellow
Anderson kaartense
Andrei andreiSk
Andrey NetWormKido
Angie Inigo_Maptoya
Anja PlinyTheYoungest
Anoud And_12
Arlene ArleneC
Armin Armin Gheorghina
Brandon Almapthea
Breia ToastShark!
Brian L Unicorn Ostrich
Buddy Buddy-the-Elf
Callista camapsta
Celine mapeadora
Chris Goose6thAB
Corban Corban8
Daniel The_Intern
Dylan RedRangerr
Eduardo VigotheCarpathian
Edward Ned_Stark
Erwin GOwin
Evan Evandering
Fasick M. Goatosm
Felipe felipeeugenio
Gabe GbabethemapGod
Hamish hairyhaggis
Horace Hoordinates
Ian K Ikohl
Ian M Baconcrisp
Ian M Winterson
Ihor VARVAR8
Ionut Rus Ionut
J-R
Name Username
Jackson RadMapper
Jake CoolGuyJake
James eggothy
Jennifer geoJenn
Jess Mapistopheles
Jorge JAAS
Jose JDKaart
Josué Josuer
Juan jptolosa
Kaiti ProfessorLupin
Keeley kebobo
Kira birdymaps
Landon luin132
Lauren Pegasus21
Logan B WinterWitcher
Logan M WarpathPeacock
Logan S 127logs
Luis R luisrobledomx1
Matt MappnMatt
Michael trigeo
Neddy Ned_Stark
Niyomi n1y0m1
Pace InnerPace
Paul hayduke1275
Rally Rally
Reed ReedtheRiver
Reilly smileyreilly
Rich RConnorsCarte19
Rick Ouray
Rik whatmeinfallible
Riley AlwaysSunnyInMapadelphia
Robert RouteRob
Ryan martymcfly14
S-Z
Name Username
Sarah JacksonSarah
Stephanie Avocadough!
Tanner 3636pacers
Taylor vorpalblade-kaart
Todd Toddtodd
Tom tomincolorado
Vianca Amonite1025
Vladimir Владимир К
Zack the_node_less_traveled

Previous Team Members

This is a list of previous team members who edited with Kaart but are no longer active in the Kaart data team.

Previous Team Members (by name)
A-I
Name Username
Aaron L StriDez
Abby DowntownAbby
Adam berms
Adam BlueSombra
Alba albahabla
Alejandro Leonardo DeMAPrio
Alex Hwy_Companion
Alex D Soccersweeper
Alex T Tamangfella
Alicia lishkin
Alyssa alyssamaps
Andrew P G_Fyyar
Andrew The Mapgician
Andrew S Plutocrats
Angela EarthAngel
Anita natureandchill
Anthony acrague
Austin orca_horka
Bella lacielrouge
Ben El Pescador
Beyza Beyzaemin05
Brady Gingerbeatzzz
Brent SmoothWookieeFlow
Brian F Street_Shark
Brianna bpowell1
Burcu Burcu Bayasli
Caleb BaldJJMaster
Cameron burtlang
Can unen
Casey peacewaya
Chance chancethewrapper
Charles chuck97!
Chelsea CartographicChels
Christian Co2013
Christina mama_bear
Claire Clairita
Cody yodacodyone1
Colter Coltrain
Dain DRM150
Dan Te-Ika
Dan H dhic
Daniel Daniel M Moore
Danielle GhostEye
Darlene GISMaiden
David krinkov76239
Derek DerekBev
Diane dmastin82
Dilan Dilancelik
Dillon Dillon9
Drew Anoesis
Ebrahim ebraplmap
Eliza ElizaSny
Emily TigerTamer
Emily Ejtighe
Eren erenozdemir
Ethan EthanK
Farris FarieBerrie
Freddy Dacheek
Garrett Copernicus529
Gary Velocimaptor
Gray theArchDruid
Heidi Morvareed
J-R
Name Username
Jacinda Cinderblock
Jake Lybarger Hulk_Maps
Jake Lybrook TheMineralCartographer
Jake Kernc TerraFormerJake
Jacob Kubeczko jacob_kubeczko
Jason C Red_Ranger
Jason H AnonJason
Jenny yjn3n
Joe _Poliwrath_
Jon JuanVerde
Jon K JonKrato
Jonathan Joni5isalive
Jonathon spuddy93
Jordyn Gr8fulDead
Katelin kreimers
Kiana pizzagal
Leanne LSkalayo
Leyth Geografer
Lilli noodlemommy
Louis BlueRanger
Lucas Traaker_L
Lucy lds68W
Marcie FoxyMarcie
Mia notmee-uh
Michelle MichNicole
Mike Cyclomor90
Morgen MMantlo
Nathan Nathan_Rose
Neira MoonDragon
Nick E jedimasterflint
Nick F daFisch
Nick M nickmettauer
Nikki Meowshane
Noah Arkman
Nolan Ranger444
Nutchaya nutchayahongvilai
Oguz Oguzhaner
Orkut orkutmuratyilmaz
Rafaelle Georafas
Raul RaulKaart
Ray Rasterfarian89
Reemal IslandStyle08
Richard richardninde
Rikki Chilly Chinchillas
Robert Bravesfan
Robin RobinNoodles
Ronmel Mel_1
Ronnie EptingR
Ryan H SurferDude1
Ryan K Whimsical Otter
Ryan R Kaarti_B
Ryan S Senzubeandealer
S-Z
Name Username
Sammi TheAnimappor
Sara sbburg
Sarah K sarahdenise
Sarah R Yagni
Sarah S happy-camper
Sarena swells5
Savana staysavy
Shane ShaneNotShawn
Sherry Sherbare
Sierra riskybiznu
Spencer Spence142
Stan stanbov94
Stefanie stefaniet
Sumittra Solra
Tachamai Tatchy
Tasha rallynukab
Taylan taylankarakurt
Tim timi_hendrix
Thomas thenodifier
Timothy LiuTwo
Tuğçe tugceyildiz
Urian UriGonzo
Vernon Nodestrawaymus
Vince DreadPirateRoberts
Zach MTBdude
Zebulon Zebulonium
Zoe zwaygp

Feedback

Please send any general feedback regarding Kaart's work on OpenStreetMap to Aaron Young.

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