Subscriptions give you the right to use Mapillary imagery and derived map data. To get a subscription, you first need to define a shape, i.e. your area of interest. The price of a subscription depends on the length of the road network in your shape (based on OpenStreetMap road data) and the plan that you choose. (See our pricing page.)
There are four plans:
- Imagery: license Mapillary public imagery to use in your tools, apps, or websites
- Traffic Signs: license Mapillary public imagery and traffic signs extracted from the imagery (read more about what you get with traffic signs)
- Labels: license Mapillary public imagery and object labels detected in the imagery (read more about what you get with object labels)
- All In: license Mapillary public imagery, traffic signs, and object labels
Once you have a subscription, you can download map data as GeoJSON or shapefile, and integrate Mapillary public imagery in your own apps, tools, or websites. You don’t need a subscription for integrating your own imagery (since it belongs to your organization).
Our subscriptions are yearly so you can download updates to the data (resulting from new imagery being added to the shape) as many times as you’d like throughout the subscription period. If you only want a one-time data dump, you still need to get a subscription but can opt to download data only once.
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Only organization admins can add and manage subscriptions. Your subscription will be based on a shape so if you haven’t defined it yet, you need to do that first (find instructions here). Next, enter the map data view by clicking on the shape in the Shapes tab, and then choosing “Explore map data” (on smaller screens, you might need to scroll down in the sidebar to see that).
At this stage, you can explore the different types of data in your shape more closely: imagery, traffic signs, and object labels. Then, click the “Subscribe to map data” button to see the prices for your shape and choose your subscription plan.
By selecting a plan, you’ll proceed to checkout where you need to confirm the subscription by clicking on “Request purchase”. After that, our sales team will process your order and send you an invoice. Once you’ve paid that, your subscription will be activated and you will be notified.
During the time that your order is still pending, you can also see a note about that in the shape list both on the Shapes tab on the profile and in the Shapes section on the dashboard.
To change your subscription, you need to be an admin. Open the shape from either in the Shapes tab on the organization profile or the Shapes section on the dashboard. Scroll down to see your current subscription. Click on it and you’ll be able to select a different plan by clicking the “Manage subscription” button.
The plans come on three levels:
- Mapillary imagery
- Mapillary imagery and one of the two types of map data available (traffic signs or object labels)
- All In, i.e. imagery and both types of map data
As you change your subscription, you can only upgrade or downgrade between levels. You cannot switch from the Traffic Signs plan directly to the Labels plan (or vice versa)—instead, you need to upgrade to the All In plan.
Downgrading your plan
If you downgrade, the map data included in your current plan will still be available to you until the original subscription period runs out. After that, you’ll be billed for the new plan you chose.
You start an Imagery and Traffic Signs subscription on 1 January 2018, paying $3,000. On 1 July 2018, you downgrade your subscription to Imagery. You will be billed $2,000 for the Imagery subscription on 1 January 2019, and until that date, you still have access to all traffic sign updates in your shape.
Upgrading your plan
If you upgrade, your subscription will be updated and you will have access to additional map data right away. Your billing cycle will remain the same, so at the time of upgrade, you will be invoiced for the new plan in proportion to how much time is left until your billing date.
You will also be discounted based on your current subscription, proportionally to how much time* is left until the billing date (this will be shown to you in checkout before you confirm your upgrade).
You start an Imagery and Traffic Signs subscription on 1 January 2018, paying $3,000. On 1 July 2018, you upgrade your subscription to All In (which costs $10,000 per year).
You will be billed $5,000 for the half a year that’s left until the end of your billing cycle and get a discount of $1,500 that you paid for this half a year with your original Imagery and Traffic Signs subscription. Therefore, you pay $3,500 on 1 July and can start accessing additional map data from that date.
On 1 January 2019, you will be billed $10,000 for the All In plan for the next subscription period.
As with getting a subscription, there is a short pending time for changing it, while our sales team sorts it out for you. You’ll be notified when it’s done.
* Note. The billing service we use calculates periods and proration with second accuracy from the moment that your new or changed subscription gets activated by Mapillary (so you pay only for the time you can actually access the data). The sums are rounded with $0.01 accuracy.
Only admins can cancel subscriptions. Open the shape from either in the Shapes tab on the organization profile or the Shapes section on the dashboard. Scroll down to see your current subscription. Click on the “Manage subscription” button and you’ll be able to request canceling the current subscription.
While you can request canceling anytime, the subscription will run until the end of the current subscription period and will be canceled on the next supposed billing date, instead of renewing. This also means that the map data that’s included in the plan will still be available to you until the subscription period runs out. After that, the subscription won’t be renewed and you lose access to new data. (Your previously extracted data files will still be accessible via the dashboard.)
You start an Imagery and Traffic Signs subscription on 1 January 2018, paying $3,000. On 1 July 2018, you cancel your subscription. You will not be billed for a new subscription period on 1 January 2019. You still have access to all imagery and traffic sign updates in your shape until 1 January 2019 but not after that.
When you’ve requested canceling, you’ll see the subscription status on the dashboard and in the Shapes tab as “being canceled” until your subscription period runs out. During that time, you can reinstate the subscription to continue renewal, and also to downgrade or upgrade it (the same way as if you hadn’t requested canceling). Just use the “Manage subscription” button again to access the plan chooser.
When your shape has a subscription, you can integrate the imagery it contains into external tools. If the subscription also includes map data (traffic signs, object labels, or both), you can download this data as a GeoJSON or shapefile. An admin first needs to request a download by viewing the shape in the Shapes section of the dashboard (scroll down).
When a download has been requested, Mapillary will prepare the data so that it can be retrieved as a GeoJSON or shapefile. It will be available for admins and members to download from the Shapes section of the dashboard. The same file can be downloaded several times.
You can request downloads as often as you need during your subscription period. The request will always include the currently available data in the shape, which is constantly updated as your own team as well as other Mapillary contributors add imagery in the area. The previously prepared downloads will also remain available in the download section.