There is a Strava-based website, Wandrer - https://wandrer.earth .
It marks roads as cycled, awards points for the most roads cycled in some region and allows to download maps/routes for roads not covered yet.
While perhaps not outright hiring the developer, this seems like a perfect inspiration for Mapillary.
Imagine a website that…
- Shows roads (and paths!) without [recent] imagery.
- Awards points for covering s stretch without images, or without recent images.
- Non-covered sections get the most points. Sections with existing images gradually accumulate points, as the imagery gets older.
- Points are based on image type/direction (360 vs directional, one direction vs another, maybe image angle etc) and frequency (distance).
- Perhaps eventually even scoring images based on sharpness vs blurriness…
- Routes can be generated based on various sliders (to prefer roads without any images vs roads with older images and so on) - also based on road category (for example, motorcyclists might want to exclude paths and/or unpaved roads etc).
- Routes can be set “A to B with n extra kilometers to collect the most points”, where A and B can be the same spot.
- Routes can be downloaded in various formats to use them in GPS devices/phones.
- Routes can be used to navigate inside the Mapillary app.
- Mapillary app can recalculate routes on the fly (or more likely ask serverside API for that) based on time/distance.
I could spend at least a day writing a functional spec for that