Learn how cities, agencies, companies, and NGOs use Mapillary imagery and map data.
GIS, transportation, and smart cities
Survey rural road development remotely
The World Bank
Android, mounted on car windscreen
The World Bank Transportation and ICT group works with local contractors in Southwestern China to capture imagery for a rural accessibility project. The contractors are required to use the Mapillary app as they drive the road network, so the World Bank team in Washington DC can evaluate the environment and road conditions remotely. As development work progresses and more images are uploaded, the World Bank can use Mapillary’s comparison feature to observe changes over time.
Save time on asset inventory with automated data extraction
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, USA
iPhone, mounted on car windscreen
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works uses Mapillary for quick inventory of 30,000 traffic signs on unincorporated county roads. Traffic inspectors drive out with action cameras mounted on their vehicles when a new capture or a refresh is needed. Upon upload to Mapillary, the imagery is available to view in ArcGIS and the automatically extracted traffic signs are provisioned as shapefiles.
Match images to parcels for land registration and appraisals
Erie County OH
Property and land use surveys
Multiple Sony action cameras
The Erie County OH Auditor uses Mapillary for virtual site visits as part of the assessment workflow. The auditor collects imagery with four Sony action cams mounted multi-directionally on the vehicle to collect different vantage points. Upon upload to Mapillary, the imagery is available in Bruce Harris' Paperless Reappraisal System, to complement the county's oblique imagery.
Provide fresh visual information of roads
Lithuanian Road Administration
Lithuanian Road Administration (LRA) partnered with the nonprofit Road and Transport Research Institute to capture 360° imagery across a road network spanning 21,244 kilometers using the Ladybug 5 camera system. The 4 TB photolog was uploaded to Mapillary for cloud hosting, enabling public distribution as open data, lower storage costs, and easy integration into other applications. The project is intended to give the most up-to-date visual information about Lithuanian highways and road assets, as well as to support future planning efforts.
Host and view pavement and right-of-way imagery
Vermont Agency of Transportation
Vermont Department of Transportation (VTrans) hosted 5 years of road imagery on Mapillary as open data. 5 million images are now available to the public as well as for VTrans to use in their work. Mapillary offers them a delightful viewing experience, integration into their key workflows (e.g. traffic sign inspection, pavement maintenance), and automated feature extraction for surveys and inventories.
Create map data from open street level-imagery
City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The City of Amsterdam captured and released 800,000 panoramic images of the city as part of their City Data open data initiative. Within a week of the release, the 10 TB dataset of imagery was uploaded to Mapillary, and processed to extract images containing street signs, street lights, crosswalks, trash cans, and more.
Make roads safer for cyclists
Smartphones and action cameras mounted on bicycles
Bike Ottawa, the leading citizen group for bike safety in Ottawa, captured 450,000 images across 2,000 km in a little over a month to gather data for bike advocacy. The imagery is being used to determine the need for infrastructure creation and maintenance, build a model for traffic stress levels, and monitor developments over time.
Collecting location data together with citizens
City of Johns Creek GA
Garmin Virbs on city vehicles
The City of Johns Creek GA implemented Mapillary as a cost-effective tool for collecting street-level imagery to improve access to open data. With help of citizens, they were able to collect and maintain comprehensive location data for public and private assets on city streets. This gave the city staff access to recent geospatial data across the ArcGIS platform with the opportunity to keep the imagery current with frequent updates.
Track creation of public spaces
Project for Public Spaces
Public spaces and placemaking
Smartphones, on foot
Project for Public Spaces, the NYC-based NGO leading the placemaking movement, worked with local partners in Philadelphia to transform the City Hall courtyard into a thriving showcase for the up-and-coming arts scene. PPS gathered input from local artists for designing an actual stage as a performance venue, and added sustainability features throughout the space.
Create fresh imagery and maps post-catastrophe for emergency response
Garmin Virb mounted on Red Cross vehicles
The Red Cross partners with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and Doctors Without Borders on Missing Maps, a humanitarian project that maps parts of the world vulnerable to natural disasters, conflicts, and disease epidemics. Mapillary has collaborated with Missing Maps on capture efforts in Haiti, West Africa, and Bangladesh. The Red Cross was also one of the first organizations on the ground in Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, capturing valuable imagery for delivering aid and assessing damage.
Create better maps for delivering aid and developing infrastructure
Garmin Virb mounted on a bajaj
The World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team support Dar Ramani Huria, a community mapping project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In a city facing rapid growth, congestion, and bi-annual flooding, the lack of maps for developing resilient infrastructure is a critical problem.
Increasing mobility by crowdsourcing imagery
Swiss Federal Railways
Mobility and pedestrian access
Smartphones on foot
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), in partnership with MyHandicap, launched a public website (ViaStaziun.ch) to display crowdsourced Mapillary imagery of train stations in Switzerland. The goal of the website is to provide visuals of station features including stairs, construction work, barriers, and other hurdles that may affect how people with reduced mobility travel. SBB used Mapillary for hosting the imagery to encourage public sharing of imagery to drive crowdsourcing.
Maps, navigation, and location-based services
Use street-level imagery and data in professional GIS work
Mapillary integrations across the ArcGIS suite bring street-level imagery to Esri maps. As the leading GIS software provider, Esri products are used by GIS professionals across industries, from government and commercial sectors to conservation and disaster reponse.
Connect communities to collaborate on better maps
HERE partners with Mapillary to support community mapping efforts to improve HERE maps. Mapillary imagery is available in the Map Creator editing tool for making improvements to HERE maps. Millions of people using apps powered by HERE maps thus have access to richer, fresher location data.
Supplement satellite imagery with views from the ground
Mapillary imagery and data are available for enhancing OpenStreetMap via both JOSM and iD editor, the main tools for editing the map. The community uses Mapillary imagery as ground-level reference for adding attributes related to roads, buildings, amenities, parks, traffic signs, and much more.
Visualize navigation and route planning
The Mapillary plugin in the OsmAnd app enables street-level views for routing and navigation. App users can easily check out the surroundings at any place of interest or along the route they have planned with OsmAnd. Where imagery is missing, contributors can add it themselves to help others navigate better.
Validate and update traffic data with fresh visuals
The OpenStreetMap Navigation map, developed by MapBox, is a web application which uses Mapillary vector layer to highlight the traffic signs detected in Mapillary images. The detections are used to add, verify, and edit turn restrictions on OpenStreetMap.
Train robust perception models for autonomous vehicles
Autonomous Intelligent Driving
Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID), an Audi subsidiary, licensed the Mapillary Vistas Dataset to develop technology for self-driving cars across the whole Volkswagen Group. They are using the Vistas to improve the Deep Neural Networks for perception and prediction. With images from all over the world and from different kinds of cameras, the dataset is ideal for improving the robustness of AID’s models, and for verifying their performance in applications on potential markets all over the world.