Eagle Scout Karson Greenburg and his team work to “Complete the Map,” a project to photograph every public and private street in Johns Creek. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK

Eagle Scout helps Johns Creek ‘Complete the Map’

Johns Creek credits a local Eagle Scout with helping the city “Complete the Map,” enlisting volunteers to capture imagery of nearly 70 miles of private roads.

Karson Greenburg and his team photographed street locations and types in local neighborhoods for Complete the Map, a crowdsourcing initiative of the city and its imagery analysis and mapping partner, Mapillary. Their private street images were added to a database of 277 miles of public streets compiled by city staff and other citizens.

“Capturing comprehensive imagery of all roads in Johns Creek helps staff to quickly see any area in the city from their desktop,” said Nick O’Day, chief data officer. “For example, if a resident reports that a stop sign is knocked down, city crews can refer back to the photos and data captured by Mapillary – which saves money and time – and can potentially fix the issue in one trip.”

Thanks to volunteers, Complete the Map is now, well, complete.

“There’s no way that we could have done this without the public getting involved, and Karson in particular,” O’Day said.

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