Editing sequence

hi guys.
after every upload I love to check what I’ve done and if the sequence are positioned correctly…I love a little less when I’ve to edit my sequence not because I don’t want to do it, but because the procedure is usually slow and very mouse intensive and repetitive.

Usually I have to move many points in a sequence: for each misplaced point I have to positioning the cursor on the point, and, keeping pressed, drag it to the correct position…
I don’t know why but actually it is more difficult and slow on my notebook to move mapillary points than to move nodes in OpenStreetMap online editors that have to deal with similar geometry/positioning problems (iD, Potlatch 2).

There is no way to select and move more than one point or to align and distribute the nodes.

There is not a way to select/move between points through shortkeys so to keep the cursor on the final position, and reposition the point on the cursor.

Also there is no way to change the backgroud during the editing

I know that probably editing sequence is not the mapillary’s core business or main interest but having a comfortable way to edit would make it more satisfying for some of us to contribute to your beautiful project and, ultimately, it would help some of us to spend less time in editing letting us more time to take images :wink:
thank you.


It may be worth changing the equipment for capturing images. Smartphones do not always do this in high quality, since it is a multi-tasking system. Look at my topics.
Editing every photo out of thousands is really time consuming.

yes, but changing the equipment is surely for me more money consuming ( :stuck_out_tongue: ), especially considering the fact that, for me, that would be a useful investment only for contributing to this project when for the rest of my life my smartphone is more than adequate (included the smartphone GPS receiver that is more than adequate for my routing purpose or for osm contributions)…
I could invest money in new equipment just for me, while improving editing would help thousands volunteers in one shot, including those who cannot afford to purchase dedicated/better equipment… all this leaving aside the fact that, since we are talking about voluntary (and free) contributions to a company that still earns by also selling the fruit of the volunteers work, betting on volunteers to invest money to improve their equipment so to improve their contribution imho should be the last option.

Editing every photo out of thousands is really time consuming almost only on mapillary…this is my point.
I can change hundreds of points in openstreetmap online ( and offline) editors, making a better job and still find it enormously faster and more comfortable than doing the same job for a few hundred mapillary points (man! why drag a point have to be so slow?)…so I think there could be room for improvements without have to ask hundreds of volunteers to buy new equipment. :thinking:

You can try to get a grant Mapillary Camera Grant Program has launched . For me mapillary, more and better than just a commercial organization. I am interested in how you edit sequences via osm, since I understand very little about this.

So will mapillary send a camera to anybody having difficulty with their online editor? It
still seems to me more easy and economic for mapillary an improvement on their online editor rather than sending hundreds of cameras only to solve the bad GPS tracks (that probably you will still have in areas with signal blockage, reflections, or in bad atmospheric conditions).
Also, having to use special equipment makes weaker the the strength of the project which is precisely the ability to use the smartphone for contributing.
and in any case this does not prevent mapillary from doing both choices.they are not in contrast or where one precludes the other.

about osm you can try yourself, you only need an osm account (or an OpenID, or google, or facebook, or github, or wikipedia…account) and try their online editor or better the offline one (JOSM). You will instantly notice how dragging is much more responsive than on the mapillary online editor. In osm’s editors you easily can choose single nodes or to move an entire way ( connected nodes) and in josm you can select multiple nodes… you have point align options or, in josm plugin, you can also arrange them on arches or circles…their editing purpose is different than on mapillary: you usually have to create rather than modify, and you have not to keep the existing nodes; but for the dragging system, useful in both projects, osm is way better than mapillary. this is sad but, at the same time, this reassures me that there is room for improvement in mapillary

Mapillary really send cameras. Believe me.
I shot from 4 smartphones and everywhere there were problems with uploading images to the server (this is a separate conversation). I probably sent a hundred letters about application crashes …
Just make your contribution high-quality, and no matter how profitable it will be for the team.