We want to make it easy to extract features from precise, current satellite imagery and add them to your map in iD. Feature extraction has been a topic in GIS for decades, but has never been intuitive enough to empower collaborative efforts like OpenStreetMap.

So we’re working on a simplified, smarter interface that makes extraction as easy as the lasso tool in Photoshop. It works as a plugin for the iD editor, and will also be reusable for other projects.