Predicting OpenStreetMap needs by MapBox

A fascinating attempt to isolate where OSM might need more effort based on demand (not just lack of information).

Like many cool efforts this is more about some clever thinking and access to the right data than high math or heavy computation, and leads to some very actionable results.

Check out the innovative new style heatmap (first map in their blogpost) showing the top 50k tiles requested at zoom level.

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