Crowdsourced mapping with Mapillary (on a bike)

I’ve been riding my bike around town running the app on my iPhone since April 1. The app takes photos automatically and then uploads them to their server, where they get geocoded and added to a map, much like Google’s streetview. (Google has only driven through town once, in 2011, and they only mapped a very small portion of town for streetview). Mapillary is not nearly as advanced as Google, but since anyone with a smartphone can contribute photos, it’s a handy way to capture snapshots of town.

Take a look a the streets and paths I’ve mapped so far, and feel free to contribute your own images using the Mapillary app for iPhone or Android. Continue reading Crowdsourced mapping with Mapillary (on a bike)