Mapillary, the street-level imagery platform that uses computer vision to scale and automate mapping, launched a dashcam that’s been customized for mapping purposes. Built by Pittasoft in collaboration with Mapillary, the dashcam is lightweight, flexible, and able to capture anything from one to thirty frames per second, depending on the mapping needs. The images are geo-positioned on the map within hours of uploading to Mapillary and processed with computer vision that generates map data for fixing maps.
The dashcam requires minimum involvement from the driver, as the camera starts to capture imagery as soon as the van leaves the depot. To logistics companies, this means that they’re able to put the dashcam in the vehicle that makes the most sense depending on where they’re lacking recent map data. Unlike other mapping platforms, the imagery on Mapillary is processed with computer vision and opened up so that anyone can access and license both the imagery and the data. www.mapillary.com