Mapillary is a recent discovery that I’ve been looking into. I may have a few use cases that Mapillary could provide service for. That being the case, I’m considering contributing. My initial experimentation has demonstrated that using a cell phone camera mounted inside a vehicle windshield is often problematic. So, I’m considering getting an action camera.
I don’t have a lot of other use cases for an action camera - at least for now - so I’m thinking about keeping the cost low. So any advice/suggestions for a good option?
I’ve come across this guy…
Any thoughts on it’s usability for Mapillary contributions?
Resolution: 1/2" 12.4 MP (4168*3062)
Burst Rates: 10/SEC, 5/SEC, 3/SEC
Time Lapse Intervals: 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
Continuous Photo Rates: Yes
The rest of the specs are are at that link.
The OCLU appears to have a decent mobile app that can be used to control it (via WiFi) etc. the OCLU doesn’t have built in GPS. In lieu of that, it uses your phone’s GPS data. I can’t see anywhere in their documentation if the time lapse photos are geotagged. In fact I can’t tell what file format the OCLU uses for photos. I presume it’s JPEG (EXIF). Is JPEG standard for action cameras? I would normally just ask OCLU, but they don’t provide a phone number and so far have not been responsive to inquiries via email.
Another question that comes to mind. What’s the appropriate setup for action cameras and Mapillary? I see on the Mapillary website that it suggest 4K for FDR-X3000 cameras and HDR-AS300 cameras. Is that the only acceptable image size? I note there are multiple resolutions for 4K. Is the 4168 x 3062 resolution of the OCLU acceptable? I also see 1 sec time lapse intervals. Should be no problem.
Anyway… Any insight/suggestions appreciated. Thanks.