Mapping the Galápagos Islands for a Better Understanding of Human Impacts on the Environment

Last summer, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago embarked on an ongoing project to map the Galápagos Islands using Mapillary. Annually mapping the islands with street-level imagery contributes to a better understanding of how people affect the natural environment and our very own Chris Beddow had the opportunity to assist the team this summer with their important work.

Looking Back at Esri UC 2019

Every July, Esri hosts its annual User Conference in sunny San Diego, California. Rumors say that attendance was at a record level this year, and it certainly set records for Mapillary. Six members of our team gathered from five different cities around the world to represent Mapillary. Aside from the world-class team at our exhibition booth, our latest demos and case studies helped make for a very busy week talking to new and potential customers.

The End of the Map as We Know It

Whether it’s OpenStreetMap, HD maps, our mobile navigation and map applications, the up and coming story is often the same theme: everything is about to change. Mailing list discussions and State of the Map presentations have both mourned and praised OpenStreetMap in this light. The arrival of cutting edge methods of collecting or extracting map data has left many wondering if there is space for a community and the touch of human hands.

Mapping and Machines: Level up with AI

Knowledge and supervision from humans, speed and scale from machines. This is how we can keep up with the freshness, coverage, accuracy, and high level of detail that we require from our maps.

Let's Visualize the World with AI and GIS

GIS specialist Sanna Jokela from Mapillary's partner Gispo was invited to give a speech on AI and GIS. This is what she found out, exploring the unfamiliar topic of artificial intelligence.

Experts, Crowds, Machines—Who Will Build the Maps of the Future?

Geospatial data is the building block of the modern web map, but its production has evolved rapidly in recent years with a vast quantity of user-created content. What once was the realm of experts has now been democratized for the common user, but crowdsourced and volunteered data faces criticisms over its quality. Machine learning is offering an intelligent and objective way to enhance collaborative work and bring added precision and accuracy. But which source will be the one providing the maps of the future?

The Future of Maps for Mobility (Presentation from Geography2050)

Take a look at the Mapillary presentation from the American Geographical Society's Geography2050 event.

Behind the Scenes of the First State of the Map Africa

In this guest post, Mapillary Ambassador Geoffrey Kateregga shares the background and backstage of organizing the first continental State of the Map conference in Africa.

Disaster Resilience Starts Today. What Can You Do to Help?

We don’t know when disaster strikes but we know that everyone—individuals, organizations, and companies—can act already today to contribute to disaster resilience and recovery. Here are some examples of how the mapping community has come together to support disaster-related activities that save lives.

The Road to Safety: Network Effects from Collaboration

Considering that there are network effects in developing self-driving cars, collaboration is the crucial element that helps increase traffic safety for everyone.

State of the Map 2017: An Evolving Map Ecosystem

State of the Map 2017 highlighted the mutual dependence of individuals, NGOs, universities, and companies when it comes to the future of OpenStreetMap. This post outlines why this is a positive development and covers some of the takeaways from this year's international conference.

Collaboration, Computer Vision, and Data—Challenges for Building Maps and Automotive AI

The main challenges for the mapping and automotive industries are people applying methods that don’t scale, and people holding on to their data in a prisoner’s dilemma like manner.

I Saw the Sign: 3 Trends in Traffic Sign Inventory with Street-level Photos

Keeping an overview of the traffic signs in an area is not an easy task. We’ve learnt a lot from our customers in this field and want to share 3 trends in harnessing technology for traffic sign inventories and asset inventories in general - 360 views, cameras offering competition to LIDAR, and the “Daily Street View”.

Mapping, Tech and Communities—State of the Map Latin America

It was really amazing to be part of the annual gathering of the OpenStreetMap community in Latin America last weekend, and I would like to share with you some of the conversations that took place at this great event.

Mapillary and OpenStreetMap

Approaching this summer’s State of the Map conferences I wanted to take a minute to write some paragraphs on Mapillary, OpenStreetMap, and the bigger picture of collaboratively mapping the world.

The Best Business in the Smart City Industry at Smart City Expo

Mapillary works hard to make cities smarter. We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting our uploading capabilities, automatic GIS integration and our traffic sign detection - and it’s paid off. 4YFN (4 Years From Now), a business platform focused on connecting global startups, selected us as the best business in the Smart City Industry.