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android 4.X as system requeriment

I realized that Mapillary app needs at least android 4.X ... is it correct? Are there important reasons why it is not available for older versions? --Stephan75 (talk) 17:28, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

You can use: ((GoPro + GPX) OR Tina Time-lapse) AND (Manual uplads [+ mapillary_tools])
Alexandre Magno (talk) 22:53, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
This is a pattern I notice for many apps, compatibility specifically for Android 4 and up. My guess is that Android 4 had significant API changes, making maintenance of an app for both pre-Android 4 and post-Android 4 hard. -- SwiftFast (talk) 06:26, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

mapillary tag

This is a great way to add pictures to the objects we map. I've been looking for such a way for quite a while now. So I was very happy to discover mapillary.

It feels like we ought to have a dedicated mapillary tag, where we can simply put


Polyglot (talk) 23:09, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

See also this forum topic: users: Brazil » "source" para MapillaryAlexandre Magno (talk) 22:44, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

User manual available?

Is anywhere a user manual available? I m confused since Android version 1.08 what Feed means and how I approve a sequence for uploading. --Jan van Bekkum (talk) 11:14, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Jan,
It's not exactly a manual, but there are some pointers here:
Feed is something new apparently. They still want to develop it further. As far as I understood, it's about what you uploaded and altered before.
Depending on your settings, your upload will start as soon as WIFI is detected. I think that's what happens if you don't change your settings from the standard. To review pictures, there is a review option, where you can throw out entire sequences (careful with that one, fortunately there is an undo option as well).
--Polyglot (talk) 12:56, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Map your town

Would I not be better to have an example of a town which (that ?) is clearly mapped inside the former medieval walls ?

Show the way

Wouldn't it be better to show a real start like a station and a clear destianation like a school ?


Is the license really "proprietary"? It is CC BY-SA. -- SwiftFast (talk) 11:37, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

The photos are available under CC BY-SA and to be compatible with the OpenStreetMap Foundation contributor terms, Mapillary grants a special license for OpenStreetMap too.But Contributors grant Mapillary a worldwide, perpetual, and transferable license to use the photos and other content for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.--Muzirian (talk) 15:20, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Could you elaborate? I am not experienced with this and probably missing something, but CC BY-SA grants the abilty to "remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.", if so, why would Mapillary need a special proprietary license if "CC BY-SA" allows them to use the pictures as they please in the first place? -- SwiftFast (talk)
> why would Mapillary need a special proprietary license? Good question for mapillary :p,
But the point is you are not only allowing others to use CC BY-SA licensed copy of it, but giving a copy with almost all rights of photos and other collected data to the company.Also I think others photos aren't available to download as is, also metadata and other collected data.--Muzirian (talk) 09:17, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Mapillary vs OpenStreetCam licenses

The Wiki marks Mapillary as "Properiatary" and OpenStreetCam as "free", but according to this discussion (see this and this, or read the entire discussion), it appears the licenses are roughly identical.


 Contributors grant Mapillary a worldwide, perpetual, and transferable license to use the photos and other content for both commercial and non-commercial purposes


 You hereby grant to Telenav a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to do any act that is restricted by copyright, database right or any related right over anything within the Content, whether in the original medium or any other. These rights explicitly include commercial use, and do not exclude any field of endeavor.</quote>

Note: not a lawyer. Someone should look deeper into this.

edit: fixed Muzirian's formatting. -- SwiftFast (talk) 17:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

>The Wiki marks Mapillary as "Properiatary" and OpenStreetCam as "free".
Those info given in the box are about the client.OSV app is free/open while mapillary is not.
But both have identical license for data, both gives cc by-sa images to use, but grants makers more rights to data and wikis should be edited to include that.--Muzirian (talk) 12:34, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
The box of OpenstreetCam includes both app and data license. I changed the Mapillary box to be in a similar style, otherwise we'd be unfair. I think we need to have a separate license comparison article, linked from both articles. Perhaps with a Yes/no table in which each service has a column. -- SwiftFast (talk) 17:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Only Street Level

That Mapillary wants to cover the whole world (not only streets) is not true any more. Since july 2020 they are deleting pictures they see at not street level.

Mapillary is unusable in the current state

As of their recent API and other changes, Mapillary is currently unusable for me. Removal of federated logins from social networks I can accept to a degree, since I also prefer single accounts instead of giving my whole social media account to an untrusted party. But now they even removed the perfectly usable web uploader, and force me to use this desktop app which only accepts directories and can't even process simple geotagged pictures with Exiftool ?

If I don't see any progress in the following months (that is: return of the web uploader and eventually, again federated login with at least Openstreetmap) I will pull all my pictures from there, even if it's only a dozen. They need to listen to their userbase, and not to their developers, even if the latter think they know better what users want (which they mostly don't). --Btrs (talk) 18:16, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Normally developers want to do sensible things. Decisions like these are made by the management. —M!dgard (talk) 12:21, 18 July 2021 (UTC)