One of the main advantages of Mapillary for Organizations is the possibility to contribute and host imagery that is owned by the organization. By setting up a team, you can enable multiple users to upload on behalf of the organization, and even if your team changes, this imagery will still be owned by the organization and not the individual contributors. Organization imagery is also accessible to all team members via the organization profile (read more about team roles and their permissions).
Before anyone can start contributing imagery on behalf of the organization, an admin needs to enable organization imagery in the Imagery section of the dashboard. After that, all team members will be able to use the Mapillary mobile apps (iOS and Android), web uploader, and command line tools to contribute on behalf of the organization.
Public and private imagery
Organization imagery can be either public or private. Public imagery will be shared on Mapillary under our Terms of Service. This way, the imagery will be useful to other people and organizations as well. Collaboration and data sharing are at the core of the idea of Mapillary so we strongly encourage you to host your organization’s imagery publicly. Also, hosting imagery publicly on Mapillary is free.
In case you’re not able to share your organization’s imagery by hosting it publicly, you can opt for private hosting. This means your organization's imagery will be stored privately and will not be publicly shared, displayed, or distributed. Note that private hosting is a paid service that’s priced based on volume and subject to the Commercial Supplement of our terms.
You can enable either only public, only private, or both public and private imagery for your organization. In the latter case, each contributor needs to pay attention during capture and upload to make sure they submit the imagery as the correct type.
- In our mobile apps, the contributor is prompted to choose the right option at the beginning of each capture session. It's possible to switch the target in the middle of the session as well (e.g. if you're capturing private and public organization imagery intermittently).
- In the web uploader, the correct account is chosen right before choosing the images to upload.
- With command line tools, the organization username (and `private` flag if it's private imagery) needs to be attributed (learn more in the documentation of the tools).
If you’ve enabled organization imagery (public or private), the Imagery section of your organization dashboard will show a summary of the number of images contributed, kilometers covered, and total volume in GB (this is accessible to only admins and members).
You can also see the contribution and coverage numbers on the Uploads tab of the organization profile, as well as toggle the map view to show only your organization’s private or public imagery.