It is great if you want to start a local Mapillary community in your area! Whether you are one person or a small group, you probably want to start with getting a good overview of Mapillary. Then you will be able to pass your knowledge to others in your community.
Explore our website and try out the app and the viewer. Also, explore around these help resources; for example, the section with tips on great capturing. If something remains unclear or you want to know more, contact us at [email protected] and we will get back to you.
The people you want to get involved may have a particular background. For example, if they are into OpenStreetMap editing, take a look at our Mapillary+OSM section. If they are bikers, check out the Mapillary bike map. If they are from educational institutions (schools and universities), explore the MapillaryEDU site to see what we offer to schools and universities.
Perhaps the easiest way to spark interest in your area is to have an event to introduce Mapillary and do a photo walk to try out taking images with the app. We can support you with some merchandise (e.g. phone holders, stickers, and T-shirts), and have some great tips on how to organize yourself for group mapping and/or covering an area.
Also, take a look at our blog to find inspiration from events that other community members have held.
Communication channels for local group
If you aim to establish a more or less stable community then it is a good idea to set up some communication channel to keep in touch. Plenty of options here such as email, Facebook, Slack, Telegram, WhatsApp etc. Getting together regularly or holding friendly competitions (e.g. who maps the most fire hydrants) within your local community can be great ways to remain active.