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Overture Maps And The Daylight Distribution

In this podcast episode, Jennings Anderson, a research scientist at Meta, discusses the Overture Maps Foundation, a downstream product of OpenStreetMap.

He explains his background in open map data and his interest in studying collaboration within the OpenStreetMap community.

Jennings then dives into the Daylight Distribution, an open data product produced by Meta, and how it combines building data sets from various sources into one unified theme.

Jennings emphasizes the importance of a stable ID system within the Overture Maps Foundation and the potential for easy conflation and integration of third-party data.

Jennings also explains the relationship between OpenStreetMap and Overture Maps, highlighting how they complement each other.


Relevant podcast episodes 

OpenStreetMap Is A Community Of Communities

Cloud Native Geospatial

Cloud Optimized Point Clouds

The Rapid Editor

With regards to accessing Overture Map data, you might find this YouTube video helpful


Just in case you are interested in the Google building footprints here is a link to that 🙂

About the Author
I'm Daniel O'Donohue, the voice and creator behind The MapScaping Podcast ( A podcast for the geospatial community ). With a professional background as a geospatial specialist, I've spent years harnessing the power of spatial to unravel the complexities of our world, one layer at a time.