[OSM-talk] Facebook acquires crowdsourced mapping company Mapillary

Nick Whitelegg nick.whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Fri Jun 19 11:47:01 UTC 2020

(Disclaimer: I am the developer of said project)

Those of you looking for 100% FOSS software and who are focused on 360 degree photography of off-road routes (walking trails and so on) might want to consider OpenTrailView (https://opentrailview.org). Do bear in mind that it is in the early stages of development, so don't expect Mapillary-style UX just yet, and there is only a small amount of imagery (largely southern England at the moment plus a few around Heidelberg for probably obvious reasons) but it is in active development and I do have a possible collaboration with another project (more on that later).

OpenTrailVIew also uses underlying OpenStreetMap data to auto-connect panoramas, using GeoJSON Path Finder (github.com/perliedman/geojson-path-finder), though, due to server capacity constraints, this only works at present in Europe and Turkey (though requests for other countries welcome, though note that if they are for large and/or highly-populated countries countries such as the USA, China or Brazil I would have to restrict it to a region).

You can login using your OSM account.

From: Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de>
Sent: 19 June 2020 07:58
To: Niels Elgaard Larsen <elgaard at agol.dk>
Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Facebook acquires crowdsourced mapping company Mapillary

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 01:21:59AM +0200, Niels Elgaard Larsen wrote:
> Paul Johnson:
> > Great.  How's this affect those of us who trust Facebook about as far as we can throw it?
> Use openstreetcam

Openstreetcam is pretty much "disfunct" from my perspective. There are
tons of bugs people opened because of their tracks not beeing
processing. Same for me. Twitter feed dead for a year. It looks pretty
much abandoned since end of 2019 - Since early June serious problems
processing tracks and uploads.

And for the me focus on Car driveable streets makes it useless.

Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
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