Mapillary Is The Crowdsourced Version Of Google Street View

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Google Street View is a pretty awesome tool that Google provides in its Google Maps app and desktop interface. It provides users photos of the area of the map they’re looking at, provided the Google Street View car drove that area. Mapillary is a lot like that with one exception: it’s entirely crowdsourced. You can take photos with the Mapillary app from your Android, Windows Phone or iOS device while you’re walking, driving or running and map just about everything around you. It’s really a cool and fun concept and the more people who sign up to participate the more areas will get mapped.

Mapillary is a service for crowdsourcing map photos. Using simple tools like smartphones or action cameras anyone can collect photos that are combined into a street level photo view. We want to help you visualize every place you care about, collectively together with other Mapillary users. We’re on a mission to empower this community to visually map the world with simple tools and little effort.

Just like Google, Mapillary blurs out faces, plate numbers and any other personal identifying items that may compromise someone’s privacy. If you’re into maps and most of all crowdsourcing, Mapillary is a project you might take a look at. Check out their website at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  Source: Mapillary
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