The easiest is to contribute images to Mapillary using your mobile phone and our app (for Android or iOS). You can also capture with an action camera or 360° camera or in fact any camera (like a dashcam) that you have at hand. The main thing is that together with the images you must also be recording GPS information.
Some cameras have GPS built in, so you can copy the images to your computer and use the Mapillary web uploader to upload them. Some cameras have integrations with the Mapillary mobile app, so your phone will mediate the process of attaching geotags and later uploading the images. And for some cameras you need to use an external device to record the GPS track, e.g. a GPS device or a GPS recorder app on your phone. In that case, you can later use a program or a set of scripts to assign geotags to the images before you upload them.
We sometimes get questions about capturing with drones. Using drones to capture images for Mapillary is fine as long as you fly at low altitude. Below ~5 meters the images blend nicely with images taken at street level. Use a suitable camera that can handle vibration, for example, GoPro or Garmin Virb. Mounting phones on drones is not a good idea because of the rolling shutter effects from vibration.
Here we have gathered some example images from different devices.
Smartphones (read more):
- iPhone mounted on the windscreen
- Nexus 5x mounted on the windscreen
- Samsung S7 mounted on the windscreen
Action cameras (read more):
360° cameras (read more):
- LG 360 held when walking
- Ricoh Theta S held when walking
- Panono held when walking
- Nikon Key Mission mounted on top of a car
Multiple camera rigs (read more):