Saturday, July 19, 2014

All Aboard the Mapillary Train

Mapillary, the crowd-sourced alternative to Street View, is going off-road. Anyone can contribute to the Mapillary mission by uploading photos using the Mapillary smartphone apps. This has resulted in people adding sequences of photos to Mapillary mainly along roads but also along footpaths, ski slopes, from boats and from trains.

Yesterday I noticed that someone had added a great sequence of photos taken from the front of a train in Sweden. This means that you can now ride the Ystad to Malmo train on Mapillary. Here's a little user tip - click and drag up & down on the photos to quickly move forwards or back through the sequence of images. This helps to create an animated journey effect as you quickly move through the uploaded photos.

Check out the Mapillary homepage for the latest picture uploads and to view a map of the current coverage around the world.

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