The Mapillary Tasker is a tool for connecting the Mapillary community to work together on predefined tasks in specific areas. You can add tasks so you can invite other contributors to help you complete them, and you can find and join in others’ tasks if you want to help out creating data that someone currently needs for a specific purpose.
Activate the Mapillary Tasker by going to the left navigation of the Mapillary web app. Once activated, tasks will be visible as a list as well as markers on the map.
Every task that is created on Mapillary is open for anyone to view and to participate in. A task is either active or completed and can be of three types:
- Capture task
- Map edit task
- Verification task
You can filter for a specific task type if you’d like. By selecting a task in the list or on the map, you will find more details about it and instructions on how to participate.
A capture task’s purpose is to improve coverage or make sure there is fresh coverage of street-level imagery in an area. The task is built around a grid and you participate by capturing images in the area that is defined for the grid. As images get captured in the grid, the zones will turn green. The objective is to shift the grid from red to green. You can follow the progress of each participant in a leaderboard as well as see the total results of the task.
Map edit task
A map edit task is centered around map editing focused on street-level details using Mapillary images. Map edits will take place on an external platform (e.g. OpenStreetMap, HERE Map Creator, or ArcGIS) and you participate by adding details to the map according to the instructions of the task.
A verification task is connected to Mapillary’s object detections and the job is to verify detections in a specific location for you or someone else to get more accurate map data. You will be forwarded to the Mapillary Verifier tool to perform the task.
To create your own capture, map editing or verification task, you need to go to the Tasker and click on the Request new task button.
This will take you to a form that needs to be completed. Provide as many details as you can and submit your request.
A Mapillary administrator will review your request and get back to you as soon as possible to verify the details. Please allow us at least a week to work with your request.
To invite others to collaborate with you on a task, the easiest way is to share it via a link or on social media:
- Click on the share icon
- Select your preferred way of sharing: link, Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus
- Copy the link or click Share on the social platform
- Add a custom message if you’d like
- Click Send