Mapillary ♡ OSM

Photo tool for mapping

Many OpenStreetMap users take photos while mapping. With Mapillary there is an efficient tool for this that connects directly into OpenStreetMap editors and workflows.

Learn about how to use the Mapillary app

Missing Maps & HOT

Mappers use Mapillary as an efficient data collection tool for the Missing Maps project and aid work. As soon as you upload photos to Mapillary, they are immediately available for editors everywhere.

Example: the Red Cross mapping Haiti
See photos on Mapillary

Data for OpenStreetMap

Use any Mapillary photo and data that we extract from them to edit OpenStreetMap.

Check out photos and traffic signs in the iD editor


Here are some concrete examples of OpenStreetMap users mapping with Mapillary

Share your photos

We know many OpenStreetMap mappers are already taking photos with GPS tracking. These photos can easily be shared with the rest of world by uploading them to Mapillary. Another way of sharing photos is to download the Mapillary app to your smartphone. Start capturing photos while driving, biking or walking and upload them directly from the app to Mapillary. If you prefer you can also use action cameras to capture photos. Read more on the user wiki.

Right to Derive Data from Mapillary Photos

You have the right to use any Mapillary photo for editing and deriving metadata for the purpose of contributing content to OpenStreetMap. Such metadata could be street numbers, road signs, street names, building descriptions, road conditions etc. Derived metadata may be published directly to OpenStreetMap under the OpenStreetMap Foundation contributor terms.

Mapillary appreciates attribution for derived metadata, for example using the tag "source=Mapillary" or by linking to mapillary.com.

Mapillary in OpenStreetMap Editors

For editing OSM, Mapillary is integrated in the iD editor and there is a plugin for JOSM. We also provide our own fork of the popular iD editor to be able to test features ahead of deploying to the main iD editor. Take a look at the Mapillary iD Editor (source on GitHub).

Here's a video showing how to use Mapillary photos and traffic signs in iD.

Here's a video showing how to use the Mapillary plugin in JOSM.