Mapillary Showcase

Learn how organizations like yours are using street-level images combined with powerful tools and computer vision to automate manual workflows, engage users and citizens, and make better maps.

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Survey rural road development remotely
The World Bank
Industry

Infrastructure development

Equipment

Android, mounted on car windscreen

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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.

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Save time on asset inventory with automated data extraction
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, USA
Industry

Public works

Equipment

iPhone, mounted on car windscreen

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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.

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Match images to parcels for land registration and appraisals
Erie County OH
Industry

Property and land use surveys

Equipment

Multiple Sony action cameras

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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.

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Provide fresh visual information of roads
Lithuanian Road Administration
Industry

Road administration

Equipment

Ladybug 5

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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.

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Host and view pavement and right-of-way imagery
Vermont Agency of Transportation
Industry

Transportation

Equipment

Professional rig

Profile

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.

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Create map data from open street level-imagery
City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Industry

Open data

Equipment

Trimble MX7

Profile

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.

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Make roads safer for cyclists
BikeOttawa
Industry

Traffic safety

Equipment

Smartphones and action cameras mounted on bicycles

Profile

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.

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Collecting location data together with citizens
City of Johns Creek GA
Industry

Citizen engagement

Equipment

Garmin Virbs on city vehicles

Profile

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.

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Track creation of public spaces
Project for Public Spaces
Industry

Public spaces and placemaking

Equipment

Smartphones, on foot

Profile

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.

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Create fresh imagery and maps post-catastrophe for emergency response
Red Cross
Industry

Disaster relief

Equipment

Garmin Virb mounted on Red Cross vehicles

Profile

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.

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Create better maps for delivering aid and developing infrastructure
Ramani Huria
Industry

Humanitarian aid

Equipment

Garmin Virb mounted on a bajaj

Profile

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.

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Increasing mobility by crowdsourcing imagery
Swiss Federal Railways
Industry

Mobility and pedestrian access

Equipment

Smartphones on foot

Profile

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.

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