Recently retired, my pastimes include walking (those 25km walks where you follow the arrows) and cycling (to walks, and other places of interest). Also use an Open Street Map based map in the Garmin Oregon 600 GPS, noticed quite a few discrepancies, decided to jion OSM to either place notes or amend. It would help to upload photos taken around the discerpancy, Mapillary was suggested as the right place to do so.
spent this morning and half the afternoon uploading some 400 pics to Mapillary, found Firefox crashed couple of times, and more than once only 20 of 33 or 132 of 212 pics were uploaded.
Using a five year old Intel i5-2500 with built in Intel HD 3000 graphics, Windows 10, 8GB memory in a notebook. And Garmin Basecamp to geotag the photos from a simple Coolpix S3600 camera. So far so good.
Have some problems with Mapillary, hope someone can help me here:
1/ uploads of be it 30 or 210 photos tend to stall, will not resume - not even after half an hour. One way to find out which photos were omitted is to ‘walk’ along the line of uploaded photos. move each uploaded photo to a new ‘uploaded’ folder, upload the rest again. Is there a way to let the Mapillary server sort which pics were already uploaded, which were not, please? And it would help if the server fetched the pics in date time order - that’s how they’re named, and it would then be easier to find which ones were left behind.
2/ After drag 'n drop those pics to the upload screen one is given the option to drag photos to the correct location : could I please also at this stage set the correct orientation, as it will save walking along the line of uploads twice.
3/ One needs to repeat the placing of photos if they were for some reason not uploaded first time around : could the server perhaps make and keep a note where I moved the photo, thus not waste my effort?
4/ Having placed the photos, but not yet oriented them, I get the option to “publish” : would prefer this to be “process”, as I will later need to point each individual photo in the correct direction. Only once that is done may my photos be published : this avoids a complaint from people who look in on my edits on OSM, in that the locations there are not the adjusted ones, and the angle is always due north, even after I have changed that.
5/ Visual effects : beautiful, to see how smooth the line between points adjusts itself once you have moved a photo to the correct spot, but also time consuming : I’d rather do without the smoothly moving line, see the dot in one place now, blink, and its in the new, correct spot.
Perhaps I need a new computer : what would be reasonable specs, please? Not just for now, but for some years into the future as well. Should an Apple do better than Windows? Would Linux outpace them? Which distro? Then for the hardware : a quad-core, or an octa-core? 16GB ram? would of course need a separate video card : would a Geforce 1060 powerful enough?
Some questions, and looking back over the past six weeks Mapillary will soon be rid of me, as the upload and point in the right direction process takes more time than cycling say 40km to where the walk is organised, walking 25km, and cycling back. In other words, Mapillary is a huge drain on my time. That’s why the title of this post is as it is : Just force the photos down the line, not dependent on the server dropping something, and going over the photos twice to place and orient them.
With best regards / met vriendelijke groet,