Earn money while mapping the world.
Drive with Mapillary.
Why drive with Mapillary?
Mapillary is a platform that enables anyone to gather, share, and access map data through street-level imagery.
You can earn money while helping cities and organizations collect imagery that’s used for improving maps, infrastructure, and mobility in your area.
Work when you want
Pick your own hours so they fit the rest of your life.
Fixed hourly rates
Earn a guaranteed rate for every hour behind the wheel.
Explore new parts of your city every time you drive.
How does it work?
Get paid as you drive down city streets and explore neighborhoods while capturing imagery with your phone.
1. Register your profile for a location
Now you can be matched to available mapping tasks in the area.
2. Accept tasks and start driving
Once matched to mapping tasks, you decide which ones you accept.
3. Get paid every week
Cash in regularly for every hour you’ve been driving.
Commonly asked questions
What do I need to get started?
To register for driving with Mapillary, you need to have:
- A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Your own vehicle that’s covered with insurance
- A smartphone
How long does it take to sign up?
Submitting your information takes just a few minutes. After we’ve checked that you meet the driving criteria, you're ready to be matched to mapping tasks that become available in the area.
How soon can I start driving?
That depends on how quickly a match occurs. Many drivers will be able to hit the road already the next day after completing their profile.
Even if a match doesn’t happen instantly, we continuously receive new mapping requests and will reach out to you when new tasks are available in your area.
What is it like to drive with Mapillary?
You will drive while capturing images from the street to improve mapping in the area. If you get matched with a task and accept it, you’ll have a few days to complete it, meaning you can be flexible with setting your schedule.
The only limit is that driving needs to happen in good light and weather conditions—plenty of daylight and not raining, snowing, or hailing. That’s because the images you’re collecting will be used for map editing and therefore visibility needs to be good.
Where do I get the equipment?
You need to have your own vehicle (with insurance) and a smartphone that you use to view tasks and capture images.
Can I drive just a few times a week?
Absolutely, you are never limited. You will have the highest earnings when you drive more hours. But some of our drivers choose just a few hours during the day and on weekends to earn extra cash.
What does it mean to “accept driving tasks”?
You will use the Mapillary Driver app to see the tasks that are available to you. A typical assignment is to capture imagery of every street within a neighborhood. Once you accept a task, you can start and complete the task within the next 48 hours. You can map at a time that is most convenient for you. New tasks may pop up any time and if you're matched to them, you'll be notified and will see them in the Driver app.
What does a “fixed rate” for earnings mean and how do I get paid?
Fixed rate means that you are paid your guaranteed hourly earnings regardless of traffic conditions. Your earnings arrive weekly via direct deposit.
How is driving with Mapillary different from driving with other services?
Mapillary Drivers are guaranteed a set hourly earnings rate, regardless of traffic and travel times. You don’t need to worry about hitting peak travel times to earn the expected rates. You’re completely free to set your own hours, as long as they’re during good weather conditions and enough daylight for capturing images.
Furthermore, there is no food delivery or passenger transportation involved—just you, your vehicle, and the open road. Instead of driving the same routes over and over again, with Mapillary you drive through new neighborhoods at your own pace. You will always be exploring new places in your city. The imagery you collect helps improve maps which help your friends and neighbors travel throughout the area and your city to plan out roads and other infrastructure.
What about the privacy of the people that are captured on these images?
The images will be uploaded to the Mapillary platform which, in compliance with privacy laws, automatically blurs all faces and license plates with top-performing algorithms.
Driver Earning and Promotional Terms and Conditions
Subject to agreement with Mapillary Terms, Mapillary Driver Addendum, and promotion terms described in the Driver Application Page. Mapillary does not guarantee that the Services, or any portion thereof, will function on any particular hardware or devices.
Drivers are screened for both criminal offenses and driving incidents. Criminal background checks are provided by a third-party company. We reserve the right to withhold or deduct payments that we determine or believe were in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of driver terms, contract terms, or these terms. Guarantee available for a limited time only. Terms subject to change.
This opportunity is for an independent contractor.