MapCraft ( is a tool for tracking mapping progress during a mapping party or other coordinated project taking place in a concentrated area. It shows a cake diagram as a bunch of clickable areas, with the ability to take ownership of cake slices, as well as commenting on them, and chatting to eachother about it. It takes the concept of a “cake diagram” and makes it more dynamic.

The tool also allows rating the cake slices by progress, which is then shown prominently as different colourisation. This was designed for realtime collaboration on sketching aerial imagery. It was conceived by and for the Russian OpenStreetMap community, and was used in Gelendzhik, a resort town on the Black sea in Russia. That original cake is not available, as Hind changed Mapcraft since then, but the progress of that huge remote mapping party is shown in this animation.


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