Hi Mapillary Community,
I am after as much advice as possible.
I am hoping to capture (must be in 360° seamless spheres like Google Street View) every road in my city… Perth (Western Australia) and beyond and uploading this data to Mapillary. This will be an onoing project lasting a few years if not more. I am only going to do it if the time committment is not more than 1 or 2 hours of data handling per week than the time taken to drive. It needs to be as user friendly as possible. My ideal budget is the cheapest possible, however can go up to roughly the $1,200 (AUD) mark ($850 USD, 750 EUR). So far my camera of choice is the Garmin Virb Ultra 30 (15mp) and am looking at buying 4 cameras. This camera is suitable as it has a fisheye lens, can capture at predefined distance intervals (not time-lapse), and has an api. Any alternative suggestion should really have all of these things. Any advice or solutions?
Further, can either the mapillary ios app or the garmin virb programs stitch together multiple camera’s images into a photo sphere? Or are they just 4 or X number of separate images which have to be put together externally before upload to Mapillary
Any other suggestions?
This looks similar to what I am thinking about:
Main goals are:
Highest resolution possible
360° seamless photo sphere
Limited data handling required. Only manual handling to be transferring to a computer, and uploading.