We're changing the way maps work.

SharedStreets lets maps talk to each other.

Our global referencing system is used to move data between different street representations, whether data linked to OpenStreetMap, a city-managed GIS system, or a commercial basemap. We use linear referencing to identify specific street segments and subsegments (lines and points) and link them to a specific location along the street, regardless of your basemap. Our referencing system is a global, non-proprietary system for describing streets and connecting street-linked data. This allows users to link data related to streets into one unified view.

How our modular toolkit works

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Street Referencing System

SharedStreets Referencing System is a global, non-proprietary system for describing streets. The Referencing System is the foundation of the SharedStreets toolkit and it is used to connect a wide range of street-linked data. The Referencing System connects street data from private companies and cities. Referenced data can then be transferred between different maps seamlessly.

Data Standards

All of our pilots are powered by non-proprietary data standards. When we can, we use prevailing industry standards, otherwise we work with experts in that specialty to produce an open standard.

Aggregation and Anonymization

Transportation data contains sensitive data about the movement of people. Data aggregation, anonymization and encryption is necessary for datasets containing geospatial data that could be personally identifiable. SharedStreets creates open source software for aggregation and encryption that protects user privacy & business interests when dealing with potentially reidentifiable information.

Data Visualization

SharedStreets creates user interfaces to reduce barriers and pay walls in visualizing government owned data and allow for instantaneous visualization and analysis. We commit to making all data in our interfaces portable to other maps using SharedStreets references and downloadable in GeoJSON format.

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