Today we're launching a community mapping pilot with HERE, the global provider of map data and services. We’re excited to welcome fans of MapCreator, HERE’s community tool for editing maps, and hope we can help each other in our mapping projects.
Chances are, you’ve come across HERE data while using maps to find points of interest, while driving, or for GIS work. To date, HERE has employed various means of collecting high-quality map data, including deploying vehicles all over the world to collect street-level photos.
In this three-month pilot, HERE is collaborating with Mapillary to tap into the power of community, MapCreator and Mapillary, to get better street-level data for maps. On the capture side, HERE users in pilot countries in Eastern Europe and Asia can now use Mapillary to upload street-level photos from the Mapillary mobile apps, dashcams, or any GPS-enabled camera. On the editing side, Mapillary photos will be available directly in MapCreator for editing and improving HERE Maps.
All photos will be publicly available on Mapillary for individual use, NGO and academic use, government and commercial use – and to edit OpenStreetMap. We believe that cross-platform collaborative mapping is the right way to map the world and to share data. (More on our thoughts on that here.)
We're excited to be working on this pilot with the HERE team, which has been collaborative, responsive, and committed to community efforts. We’re especially excited to welcome HERE users in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia. We can’t wait to learn about your town, trips, and travels through your photos.