Blur: obscured useful mapping data

Since “unprocessed originals” do not exist anymore, will collect examples of useful info being blurred - housenumbers, flat numbers etc.

  1. Flat numbers blurred: https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/4saqFEo9hkxm0DZdWpHA34 .

if I remember correctly, after you upload they only give access to your own ‘unprocessed’ original for a month or so. After that, only the blurred version can be found (and downloaded). It gives us some confidence facebook will not use our pictures for data analysis. So why is it so bad [assuming useful signs and numbers are not blurred - like your example] ?

That rule was abandoned to satisfy the Facebook haters.
But I did not know that rule. I presumed that the pictures would become public 90 years from now.
Or at least I thought that the originals were kept until their blurring worked.

Indeed, originals are not kept for any period of time now.
So any blurred mapping info remains blurred, no way to make it readable.

As for 90 years, never heard of such an assumption. The blurs are not related to copyright, they are related to privacy - rather orthogonal concepts.

A few more. One is somewhat readable still.
Seen many examples of false positive blurs on other objects, too many to report manually. Only listing examples that obscure info, useful in mapping.

https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/3M90xKRDn5olFi2WdxxlcQ
https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/O063Hobrs23HE8SlV9Af8O

Statues, billboards.
I easily found a picture with 16 wrong blurs.
For me there is no fun in mutilated photography.
Luckily blurring did not exist in the nineteenth century.

Deletion of original photos was made shortly before the sale of Mapillary to Facebook was announced, so they probably did it to ensure Facebook could not abuse original images after they gained control.
Facebook are still breaking EU law by collection data about people without consent so I think it was good to delete those images.

Luckily I take five times the same picture. But is Mapillary something to be used profesionally ? I don’t think so.
https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/0PGUAgyCAaBuS6UsN2iaBa

We must respect the privacy of our fire hydrants
https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/26aNrcniB7YKmEN3JkvhfZ

Really : a policeman told me we must respect the privacy of police dogs.