This seemed like such a cool idea, and looked so easy. What did I do wrong, how do I fix this, and how do I avoid it happening next time?
My setup: my iPhone, in my pocket. My GoPro, mounted to my bike handlebars. Everything linked up, preview image looked fine, hit start, started to ride. I figured I’d make the first one an easy sequence - straight north up a bike path, it’s a couple kilometres long, then straight back south to where I started.
So what is wrong?
- The location is all in one place - the starting point. Well, mostly. I fixed a couple of the images as I did a review before upload, but the phone interface to do this is clunky, so I hoped the system would be smart enough to fix this (it wasn’t) or there would be some web editing facility (there is, so I guess it’s correctable, but still…) My phone was in my pocket as I rode, it was a pretty clear day, wide open bike path in suburbia, so, not a lot of interference to GPS signal. Why is it all lumped together like that? And, is there a way to bulk fix it, hopefully in a “place the first picture, place the last picture, make the tool line up everything in between”? I found the “normalize sequence” button, but, that did not seem to normalize it in the way I would have defined the word. I’m seeing references to a JOSM plug-in. Is there some external tool to do this?
- It made two sequences. I’ve read many things in the forum that say “don’t worry about sequences”. Fair. But why did it do that? I rode straight north, turned around, came right back, didn’t touch my phone or the GoPro for the whole ride, but still it made two sequences, and, it thinks they are hours apart too, which is just plain weird, because they totally aren’t.
- The most irritating of the problems: The photos run backwards. Hit play on the sequence, and it looks like I rode my bike backwards for 4 kilometres. While I appreciate Mapillary’s belief in my amazing bike riding talents, I am not in fact a circus performer. I have check the phone’s time, the GoPro’s time, I have viewed the run of photos on the GoPro itself. They all look fine. Why is the sequence backwards, and how do I fix it?