I’m posting here to let you know about the latest CompleteTheMap that we are running, as announced on the blog. As usual, we’re encouraging people to submit locations and contribute as much imagery within those locations as they can during the challenge period. Contributions will be scored with the top 3 finalists being awarded some pretty fantastic cameras. The focus this time is quality! More on that below.
Submit a location.
To show up on the leaderboard, you need to be contributing imagery in one the challenge locations. Challenge locations can be submitted by anyone, but each person is only allowed to submit one challenge location. We will accept location submissions until May 28th.
Here are the locations nominated so far.
Looking more closely at North America.
Looking more closely at Ukraine.
score(s) = quality(weight(density(s)) * UKM(s))
The scoring system is going to be the same as the last challenge, but with one key difference. A quality weighting will be applied manually to each score. This quality weighting will be multiplied on top of your regular score, but everyone will have a quality weighting of 1 by default. We’ll have a look at the average quality of your sequences and apply a rating between 0 and 10. Your score will then be multiplied by the weighting, with the weighting being your (quality rating/10). In other words, a number between 0 and 1.
So if you finish the challenge with a score of 120,000 and a quality score of 6, your score would be multiplied by 0.6, giving you a final score of 72,000.
There is no automatic way to apply this score currently, so we’re going to be doing it manually. There is of course a level of subjectivity here, but the following sequences should give you an idea of what we’re looking for. Your quality score can change throughout the challenge if the sequences you contribute get better or worse.
10: Driving sequence. Taken with smartphone.
8: Driving sequence. Dash cam time stamp in the bottom right, small portion of the car visible in the image.
6: Walking sequence. Inconsistent compass angle and compass not level with the horizon.
4: Driving sequence. Camera at an angle, lighting poor, and very grainy.
2: Driving sequence. Rain on the windshield, reflections, dash cam info in the top left, and a significant portion of the dashboard obstructing the view.
0: Driving sequence. Night sequence with camera at an angle and very blurry.
As in previous challenges, UKM can take a day or so to update, so be patient after upload and you will eventually see it update accordingly if you were the first person in the challenge to capture that given road/track.
#CompleteTheMap V Timeline
- Submit challenge locations: May 14–May 28
- CompleteTheMap V challenge: June 1–June 30
- Winners announced: early July
Prizes have proved popular and well-utilized in previous challenges, so we’re continuing this with some excellent cameras available for those who finish in the top three.
1st place : GoPro Fusion 360º + two 128GB SD cards
2nd place : GoPro Hero 7 Black + 128GB card
3rd place : Blackvue DR900s-1ch dashcam + 128GB card
1st and 2nd place will have the option to choose the 2nd or 3rd prize should they prefer that option. The winners will be announced in early July once we have had time to confirm all scores have been legitimately obtained and that all images are uploaded.
When the leaderboard goes live, you’ll be able to view all locations and scores from here. Be patient, it’s loading!
Thanks for making CompleteTheMap a regular part of the Mapillary calendar.
Ed & the Mapillary team
P.S. We changed it to #CompleteTheMap because it’s much easier to read.