FOAM Featured in the Atlantic - 'A Map That Tracks Everything'


A nice, honest write-up of FOAM and the concept of PoL was just published in the Atlantic.

Do you have any thoughts on the article?

Some questions to consider:

  • What did you think of the use cases for PoL the author brought up in the beginning section?
  • How about the introduction to all the players in the FOAM ecosystem - did the article do a good job of framing and explaining them in a clear way?
  • The article ends with a lot of interesting questions about the greater societal impacts that bottom-up mapping could lead to. Do you agree with her, or have any additional thoughts to add on this subject?