Sajjad is leads the map data team at Development Seed. He contributes to their strategy for working with organizations like Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Sajjad cares deeply about the impact open tools and data have on governance and development. Previously Sajjad helped build Mapbox’s data team and led products for mapping and validation. Sajjad has experience building platforms for natural resources monitoring and data infrastructure for large scale accountability initiatives. He's been making and talking about maps for over a decade. Sajjad is based in Bangalore and is actively involved in the open data movement in India.
Over the last few months, we’ve been building an offline first field mapping tool for the OpenStreetMap ecosystem called Observe. Observe makes field surveying, and verification easy for mappers, and works on iOS and Android. My talk will cover how Observe integrates with mapping workflows and helps improve OSM data from the field. I'll also touch upon fundamentals of building Observe and our assumptions on field mapping.