Mapillary is a collaborative platform that connects people and organizations around the world. The Marketplace lets you benefit from that network because you can find people that help you with imagery capture or data verification projects when you don’t have your own team available to do that. By publishing your projects on the Marketplace, people from all over the world will be able to discover and join in so you get fresh map data when and where you need it.
To request help for an imagery capture or data verification project through the Mapillary Marketplace, you need to:
- Sign in to your Mapillary account (if you don't have one, create it here)
- Set up an organization through the Mapillary web application (learn how)
- Go to your organization dashboard to set up a capture project or verification project, and make sure to choose “Publish on Marketplace” along the process. You'll also be able to add a name and a description to your project that appear publicly on the Marketplace listing.
Data verification projects will be listed on the Marketplace automatically. Since imagery capture projects are paid, our team will send you an invoice first. Once you’ve paid, we’ll make your project visible on the Marketplace listing.
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Note. Requesting imagery capture projects on the Marketplace is currently available in the US and Europe. We're working on adding more regions.
Commonly asked questions
What are imagery capture projects?
Imagery capture projects enable to quickly cover an area with street-level imagery. The area of interest is divided into smaller tasks that multiple drivers can work on simultaneously. The drivers need to go through a qualification process before joining a project. They work as independent contractors and their time is compensated, which means the organization on the demand side will be charged for the project.
What are data verification projects?
Data verification projects enable to review machine-extracted map data by adding human validation to the workflow. Project participants verify whether Mapillary’s algorithms have detected different objects correctly in images. The organization that sets up the project also chooses which types of objects it includes (e.g. traffic signs, trash bins, etc.) and from which geographical area. The verification process is built up as a game for the participants and is unpaid (and therefore also free for organizations to request).
What does it cost to have a project on the Marketplace?
Publishing an imagery capture project on the marketplace is a paid service. The drivers that join the project will get remunerated for driving and capturing imagery for your project. The price depends on the demand and supply in a particular location. For more information, please get in touch with our sales team.
Publishing verification projects on the Marketplace doesn’t cost anything, and the people that join the projects don’t get paid either. Verification projects are built up as a game so that’s what motivates contributors, as well as knowing that their input will increase data accuracy on the whole Mapillary platform.
How is quality assured?
Both imagery capture and data verification projects are meant to help you get map data when and where you need it. We have introduced a few mechanisms to help ensure that the data you get through the Marketplace is of high quality.
For imagery capture, any person that wants to join the project as a driver will go through a qualification process. This includes a background check to verify that they have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Once they’ve passed the qualification, our team will have an onboarding session with the driver to explain your requirements to the project and teach them how to drive with Mapillary. Throughout the project, you will have the chance to check up on progress through the admin dashboard, so you can also make notes and comments along the way if you think something should be adjusted.
For data verification, we’ve built in a mechanism to minimize the chance of human error when validating Mapillary’s machine-generated object detections. For every verified item, we require that two people have declared it correct or incorrect. This means if one project participant makes a mistake, it won’t have an effect on the final data output, because more people have to review the same item before it’s fully verified. Furthermore, when you set up the project, you’ll be able to write instructions and notes that help participants make the correct call when verifying the data.
Which equipment will be used for imagery capture?
When you request help for an imagery capture project, it’s up to you to decide which equipment the drivers should use. In general, you have three options:
- Front-facing imagery: captured with mobile phones, action cameras, or dashcams
- Surround-view imagery: captured with a rig of action cameras
- Stitched panoramic: imagery captured with 360° cameras
You’ll be able to select your preferred option when you’re setting up the project in your organization dashboard. If you have any special requirements or just have questions, our team will be happy to advise you about selecting equipment.