Happy to announce I have contributed over 75,000 photos to #openstreetcam, that's nearly 1,000km of footage. This is the (one of the) #opensource equivalents of Google Streetview. This was possible thanks to a Waylens dashcam sponsored by Telenav!
Computer vision and machine learning learns how to recognise street signs and traffic rules from this footage.
@thinkMoult I've been waiting for OpenStreetCam to strip out the proprietary crap and get the app into F-Droid. Can you give more details about the camera?
I was wondering how OSM has been doing the Street level pictures.
Just looked up OpenStreetCam and looks like OSC might have Facebook tracking in their app... https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/66018/ does it offer Facebook login?
@ticoombs OSC and Mapillary are two such street level pictures / street level photo data extraction attempts.
Both are not 100% FOSS, but of the two, I am siding more with OSC currently.
Keep in mind you do not need to actually use their app. You can use any old dashcam and upload using independent scripts.
@thinkMoult ah didnt realise OSM integrated Mapillary rather than OSC. Interesting.
Thats good to know. Thanks.
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